"Yoki" translates roughly to "cheerful" in Japanese, and the shop is aiming to reflect that with its variety of Japanese-inspired "housewares, kitchenware, dishes & ceramics, stationary and home office items, health and beauty products, gifts, novelties, and seasonal items," according to a release.
"My family members moved to Kansas City from California when I was a teenager," says Danny Lo, who co-owns Yoki with Peng Her. "While on the West Coast, I really enjoyed the Japantowns and Little Tokyo districts of the cities there. I felt that there was room in Kansas City for a cheerful goods store with a Japanese-inspired twist."
Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. More information at Yoki's website, which is here.