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Nagomi Tea House (#24)

Also known as: Old Uwajimaya

Although the tenants may have changed over the years, the blue iconic tile roof has been a mainstay of the neighborhood since the building first opened as home to Uwajimaya in 1970. It is often still referred to as “Old Uwajimaya” by long-time Seattle residents. The site served as cultural and community gathering space, Nagomi Tea House, with its own traditional Japanese Chashitsu tea house, from 2011 to 2018.

Continue onto waypoint #26 to explore the “New Uwajimaya” at their flagship store.

Images

Alabastro Photography. Courtesy of Wing Luke Museum.

The iconic blue tile roof caps off the building.