Rafu Bussan


March 1st, 2017, Rafu Bussan, Inc. is celebrating its 59th year in business.
It is also ONE YEAR since we have relocated into our new home inside the HONDA PLAZA!

For the Month of March, until quantities last, as our thank you to all of our loyal patrons and friends,
with a $20 purchase,we are giving you a gift in celebration of our "1 and 59" anniversary!
(Limit one gift per customer. Quantities are limited).

Come by and see how we have grown in one year with a lot of new things to see!

This is our time to thank you for so many years of patronage,
support and friendship!

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, the late 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 carry an extensive selection of:

Japanese China and Dinnerware
Flower Arrangement Vases and Accessories
Shigaraki Vases
Traditional Iron & Metal Ornaments and Pictures
Hakata Kokeshi, and Classical Japanese Dolls
Origami Papers and Books
Japanese Foods and Snacks

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