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NEW BOOK!
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.

Books for sale at the Tonari Gumi Gift Shop
Price: $20 per copy, plus GST, and Shipping & Handling. (GST included with a purchase of two cookbooks)
Credit card information can also be taken over the phone: 604.687.2172
For more information, please call or email us at info@tonarigumi.ca

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Single copy $20.00 + GST, plus shipping and handling within Canada
Two copies $40, including GST, plus shipping and handling within Canada

BESTSELLING BOOK!
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.

Books for sale at the Tonari Gumi Gift Shop
Price: $20 per copy, plus GST, and Shipping & Handling. (GST included with a purchase of two cookbooks)
Credit card information can also be taken over the phone: 604.687.2172
For more information, please call or email us at info@tonarigumi.ca

Order Online
Single copy $20.00 + GST, plus shipping and handling within Canada
Two copies $40, including GST, plus shipping and handling within Canada

One copy of Our Edible Roots & one copy of Home Away From Home (one copy each)
$40 one copy of each cookbook, including GST, plus shipping and handling within Canada

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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.

The memories of a vibrant pre-war community alternate with the gritty present-day tour of the skid road that Powell street has become. The narrative is richly permeated with the joy of the Issei, the first generation elders, on their out-trips from Tonari Gumi, as they filch loaves of bread, rollick through monastery gardens and burst into song after planting cherry blossom trees in Oppenheimer park. The beauty and dignity of the Issei is stunningly captured in a 22-page series  of black and white photographs from community photographer, Tamio Wakyama.

This book offers an intimate and lyric telling of events from inside the flux of history and concludes with Hanako immersing herself and her infant daughter in the present day activities and programs of Tonari Gumi.

 

Books for sale at the Tonari Gumi Gift Shop
Price: $19.95  per copy, plus GST, and Shipping & Handling. (GST included with a purchase of two books)

Credit card information can also be taken over the phone: 604.687.2172
For more information, please call or email us at info@tonarigumi.ca

Order Online
Single copy $19.95 + GST, plus shipping and handling within Canada
Two copies $39.90 + GST, plus shipping and handling within Canada

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