HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013
OUR BIG 2013 WINTER CLEARANCE SALE!
Lots of good deals for you to select from. Lots of adorable Hakata Dolls, Kokeshi Wood Dolls, and of course the
2013 will be our 55th year in business, and we would like to take this time
Please take note that our store hours have changed.
Everyone here at rafu bussan, inc. wishes you a year of prosperity, good health, and happiness.
Happy new year! Please enjoy the photos of some of the lucky icons that will help to bring in
Located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Rafu Bussan, Inc. has established itself as one of the largest retailers in Japanese imported china and giftware.
In business for over 54 years, their collection has grown to include both traditional and contemporary Japanese items, some of which is difficult to find elsewhere.
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.
We have four seasonal sales a year. Don't forget to join our mailing list. Please feel free to call us for further information on our products and sale dates.
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