Rafu Bussan

SHOP NOW FOR BRIDAL SHOWERS & WEDDING GIFTS.  
BEST SELECTION FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT DINNERWARE AND SERVINGWARE!


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NISEI WEEK IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER...THE FESTIVITIES CELEBRATING AND DEMONSTRATING OUR JAPANESE CULTURE AND HERITAGE BEGINS AUGUST 19 THOUGH AUGUST 27, 2017. COMMUNITY EXHIBITS, FOOD, CLASSICAL AND FOLK DANCE, MARTIAL ARTS, IKEBANA AND BONSAI, ANIME DISPLAYS, COMMUNITY DANCING AND OF COURSE, THE GRAND PARADE!

WE ARE CELEBRATING SUMMER, TOO!!!
IN THIS HEAT, WHAT IS DELICIOUS IN THE SUMMER?  COLD SUMMER BUCKWHEAT NOODLES (soba) ON OUR GREAT LACQUER TRAYS, COLD SAKE IN GREAT CONTAINERS, SUSHI AND SASHIMI ON BEAUTIFUL DISHES, SUMMER VINEGAR SALADS JAPANESE STYLE SLICED BY OUR MANDOLINS AND GARNISHING TOOLS...COLD TOFU IN SPECIAL SERVING BOWLS.

AND DON'T FORGET...
THIS IS THE CHANCE TO STOCK UP ON UPCOMING HOUSEWARMINGS, BIRTHDAYS AND BRIDAL GIFTS!  IMARI PLATES, RICE COOKERS, HOT WATER DISPENSERS, ARITA DINNERWARE, KUTANI VASES, IKEBANA VASES AND SUPPLIES, COOKBOOKS, TEA SETS, TEA MUGS AND COFFEE CUPS.

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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
Arita
Kutani
Flower Arrangement Vases and Accessories
Shigaraki Vases
Traditional Iron & Metal Ornaments and Pictures
Hakata Kokeshi, and Classical Japanese Dolls
Laquer-ware
Kitchenware
Origami Papers and Books
Cookbooks
Japanese Foods and Snacks

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