SPRING IS HERE!!!
Now that our days are longer and we have moved our clocks ahead one hour, it’s time to enjoy the longer days ahead!
We have all kinds of items that have sakura on them such as lacquerware, dolls, tea sets and lots of origami.
We have also in stock round, rectangular and oval serving trays. These make ideal housewarming and bridal shower gifts.
In our kitchen ware section, we carry all manner of sushi and rice molds, Mac knives, rice paddles, soup spoons, tea strainers, vegetable cutters, and lots of bamboo picks. Can you tell that are hinting that you can use these next time you have a picnic or outing?
Come by and visit us soon…Check out all of our new items!
There is history and tradition in the store itself. Rafu Bussan is a combination of the words "Rashogiri" an old name for Los Angeles, from which came "ra" and "fu" meaning prefecture. The word "bussan" means product. The store found its beginnings before World War II when Yuko Tanaka and Junichi Onishi founded Rafu Bussan in Gardena, California. During World War II, Mr. Tanaka was sent to an internment camp and after the war, they started the business up again delivering items such as rice, tea, rice bowls and chopsticks to the Japanese in Orange County and the South Bay communities. In 1958, Kiyoshi "Skip" Kawaratani and his wife purchased Mr. Onishi's share of the business and later, Mr. Tanaka's interest as well. Rafu Bussan continues to perpetuate Japanese housewares and gift items today.
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