Tonari Gumi's original cookbooks are available at our centre. Also look for our booth at community events. Proceeds will help support programs and services for Japanese Canadian seniors.

Special in-store prices (including tax)

  • $20 per cookbook
  • $50 when you get all three cookbooks

Retail locations

  • Tonari Gumi (42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC)
  • Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC)
  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery (12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond, BC)
  • Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre (New Denver, BC)

Online orders

Visit the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre's online store to place your order

NEW! From the Sea and the Shore
Steveston's Favourite Japanese Canadian Recipe

Contains over 65 recipes reflecting the food culture of the Steveston Japanese Canadian community. Learn traditional ways to reserve and prepare seafood, and the history of fishing in Steveston.

Order online

Our Edible Roots
The Japanese Canadian Kitchen Garden

Showcasing growing and foraging tips, and stories from seasoned gardeners. 40 delicious recipes (with vegan options) highlight these wonderful vegetables. Guides to using Japanese ingredients and methods for traditional culinary techniques are also included.

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Home Away From Home
The Vancouver Japanese Canadian Seniors Cookbook

Full of great ideas for any occasion. There are over 70 healthy and delicious home-style recipes for many familiar Japanese dishes. Each recipe has step-by-step directions and a colour photograph.

Order online

Spirit of The Issei
The Story of Tonari Gumi

A young woman, a self-described "island girl," attends a series of gatherings over three years in Vancouver and is drawn into the narrative of how an upstart group of Japanese immigrants joined forces with Canadian born third generation Japanese Canadians to re-energize a community still reeling from the aftershocks of the forced removal and internment of the 1940's. She encounters the legacy of Jun Hamada, founder of Tonari Gumi, who despite his own failing health, created a space that functioned as a sanctuary for the Issei and a site for regeneration and renewal for the whole community.


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