Tonari Gumi cookbook “Home Away from Home”

We had a book signing event at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks on Saturday May 28, 2011. It was a huge success! See our Flickr photos!

North by Northwest from CBC Radio British Columbia (Highlights) bcnxnw_20110528_63609.mp3 (MP3 Format Sound, 56.4 KB)

TG cookbook was recommended in the Vancouver Sun!

Due to popular demand we have issued a second edition of our Tonari Gumi cookbook! Home Away from Homeis 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. Available directly from Tonari Gumi or from our cookbook website at $25.00 plus shipping and handling.
Also available from:

  • Nikkei Books, 909 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto, Ontario M6H 2X6
  • Nikkei National Museum & Heritage Centre bookstore, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7
  • The Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave., Richmond, BC V7E 3J1
  • Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, 1740 W. 2nd Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1H6
  • Cookworks, 377 Howe St., and 1548 W. Broadway, Vancouver

Tonari Gumi History Book “Spirit of the Issei: The story of Tonari Gumi” Now Available!!

“Spirit of the Issei: The Story of the Tonari Gumi” tells the story of how an upstart group of Japanese immigrants joined forces with Canadian-born third-generation Japanese-Canadians to re-energize a community and through the spirit of volunteerism provide help to those in need. The beauty and dignity of the issei is captured in a 22-page series of photos by renowned photographer, Tamio Wakayama.

If you would like to order our Spirit of the Issei: The Story of Tonari Gumi, please click “Pay Now” button below.

Order direct using PayPal for up to 4 copies. For 5 copies or more, please contact Tonari Gumi for special rates and prices.

For international orders (non-U.S.) just ask them to contact Tonari Gumi via e-mail at

Book Price : $19.95 per copy (tax included) plus shipping and handling

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