Thursday, August 28, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Sanko celebrates it's 40th anniversary!

by Chris MaGee

Here's a story that might leave some of our internatitonal readers confused. What does a grocery store have to do with Japanese cinema? Well, not a hell of a lot, but the Toronto Japanese community and many local Japanophiles will know Sanko at 730 Queen Street West. Founded in 1968 it's celebtraing it's 40th anniversary of serving the community, feeding our desire for all things Japanese both literally and figuratively. As Sanko Trading Co. president William Mizuno says on the store's website "Food is essential to our health and well-being. Providing this essential ingredient to a healthy, long life is what we do. Our motto is to provide our customers with fresh, high quality foods at a reasonable price."

There's been many a time that I've swung through on a Friday or Saturday evening to grab a load of onigiri and some mochi for a quick bite. Other times I've loaded up on my weekly supply of soba, rice, pickles and of course natto. Toronto would be a very different place without Sanko, so here's congratluating them on 40 years! Omedeto gozaimasu!

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