JAMsj Winter Boutique

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Community Event

Nov 20139
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

San Jose Buddhist Temple Betsuin
640 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Winter Boutique to Showcase Artists and Authors
Join the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) for a popular line-up of Bay Area artists, crafts people, and guest authors at the annual Winter Boutique on November 9, 2013, at the San Jose Buddhist Church gymnasium640 N. Fifth Street, in San Jose. The general public hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum members will be admitted one hour earlier than nonmembers.
When you come, you will find a wide variety of Asian-inspired jewelry, clothing, home goods, wall art, and ceramics. To satisfy your hunger, bento boxes, manju, cookies, and sushi will be available for purchase.

This year, three accomplished authors will be in attendance and will bring their latest and most popular books for sale. They will gladly discuss their books and sign personal copies.

Tom Graves, author of Twice Heroes
JAMsj is pleased to have San Francisco writer and photographer, Tom Graves, as a featured author at this year's Winter Boutique. To write his book, Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea, Graves interviewed 98 Nisei veterans, unveiling their personal battles against wartime suspicion and racism.

Naomi Hirahara, author of Strawberry Yellow
Pasadena native Naomi Hirahara is another featured author whom boutique attendees will want to meet.Summer of the Big Bachi, Hirahara's first mystery, was a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize and was nominated for a Macavity Mystery Award. Her most recent book, Strawberry Yellow, is the latest in a series of Mas Arai mysteries.

Ken Mochizuki, author of Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story
Stop by and talk to Ken Mochizuki, author of several notable books, including Baseball Saved Us, the story of a Japanese American boy's life as an incarceree during WWII. The story unfolds as the boy establishes a baseball league to help pass the time.  His most recent work is Be Water, My Friend: the Early Years of Bruce Lee.

Members of JAMsj can enter at 9:00 AM.

Questions? Please contact Warren Hayashi at the Museum:info@jamsj.org, (408) 294-3138, or access the web site, (www.jamsj.org).


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