Rafu Bussan's 57th Anniversary Sale Starts
Japanese Girls' Day is in March! Gifts for All Occasions...We Have It All!
SHOP NOW for your Spring entertaining and events. Lots of ideas for housewarmings, bridal showers, weddings and of course, March is the month to celebrate Japanese Girls' Day. We have dolls and glass cases, origami paper and books, furoshiki and noren, as well as aisles of dishes and lacquerware.
COME ON DOWN as we celebrate 57 years of business here in Little Tokyo...from when we first began on First Street to our current location on East Second Street, we have evolved into the largest Japanese fine tabletop and housewares store in Southern California.
AND to show our appreciation, from Friday, February 27, the first 300 customers will receive a gift with a minimum purchase of $20 as OUR THANK YOU for coming to shop. Quantities are limited- while supplies last.
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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