Rafu Bussan

We will be closed on July 3rd and 4th, Sunday & Monday
But wait!!!
Starting from July 5th, Tuesday, our

Starts…Great finds on new items for summer
entertainment and gifting for weddings, graduations
and house warmings.

Come and visit us in our new location at:
414 East Second Street – HONDA PLAZA
Little Tokyo – Los Angeles
Across from the Office Depot at the intersections
of Alameda and Second Streets


Hours:  Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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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