2016 JAMsj Winter Boutique

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Community Event

Nov 201612
9:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.

San Jose Buddhist Church
640 N. Fifth street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Start your holiday shopping at the JAMsj Winter Boutique
Each year, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) holds its only annual fundraiser, the JAMsj Winter Boutique. This year, the boutique will be held on Saturday, November 12, at the newly remodeled San Jose Buddhist Temple Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street, in San Jose. Museum members will have early entrance privileges, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Those interested in becoming members that morning can also enter at 9:00 am after purchasing their museum memberships. General public hours begin at 10:00 a.m., with the boutique closing at 3:30 p.m.

Attendees should be prepared for a fantastic shopping experience featuring a wide variety of California artisans. This year’ s merchandise includes many handmade arts and crafts, including a wide array of Japanese-style gift items such as clothing, jewelry, washi paper crafts, and stationery. For more detail, see the list of participating vendors below.

Food and Silent Auction
Aside from the merchandise, be sure to check out the JAMsj refreshment center, where you will find a delicious assortment oftasty Japanese food.

Be sure to purchase a ticket for the donation drawings and sign up for items in the annual silent auction. Thanks to all the donors, local businesses, and artisans who have contributed to the silent auction this year.

We hope to see you at the JAMsj Winter Boutique on November. It will be a double whammy: raise money for JAMsj and start your Christmas shopping early!

JAMsj Members (early entry): 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
General Public: 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Merchandise Description

6 Degrees of Hapa

Screen printed t-shirts featuring shaved ice, spam musubi, "hapa," handmade sterling silver and gold filled jewelry

Asian Pair

Original messenger bags, decorative boxes, cell phone pouches, cell charms, cargo bags, sewing kits, cards, paintings

Classic Hawaiian Designs

14kt and 18kt gold, platinum & silver Hawaiian heirloom jewelry, Tahitian pearls, books, gifts, etc.

Creations by Emi

Handmade jewelry using vintage and silk kimono fabrics, polymer and others

Cynthia Sasaki Designs

Jewelry made with glass beads.  Swarovski crystals & pearls, freshwater pearls, Czech glass beads.  Jewelry components are sterling and fine silver.  Fine silver pieces are handmade and kiln dried

Designs by Leslie

Scarves, jewelry handmade with kimono & silk fabrics. All with a "Japanese" feel

Donna Tojo

Japanese & Hawaiian print quilted towels, pot holders, casserole holders, insulated bags

Ecosystems of Hawaii

Enclosed, self-contained ocean ecosystems w/corals, florals, miniature shrimp from Hawaii

Goo Enterprise

Rice bag shorts & lounge pants, adult & toddler bibs, tote bags, quilts

Harvest Land

Hand silk screened t-shirts, tote bags, bandanas

Hello Sushi Store

Sushi and other Asian food inspired merchandise

Hoshida Kimono

Silk shibori scarves, furoshikis, new & vintage kimonos, obis, haoris, accessories

HSK Creations

Clothing and accessories created from or embellished with kimono & Japanese fabrics

Kayoko Designs

Hand crafted jewelry made of Japanese rice paper & metal

Leanne Nishita

Personalized Christmas ornaments, jewelry, quilted purses, wall hangings, upcycled succulent dish gardens, misc sewn items

Miyoko Graphix

Original graphic designs inspired by Asian history & culture. Framed & unframed prints, greeting cards and accessories

Modern M

Modern, Asian and Hawaiian Greeting cards (handmade) Custom jewelry and scarves (not handmade)

Morita Arts

Watercolor & Sumi-e cards and prints, origami, washi paper & ribbon fish crafts and ornaments, fused glass

Natural Imitations

Artificial orchid/tropical arrangements, leis, bracelets, hair clips, cologne, eco bags

Pualani Beauty

Hawaiian bath and beauty, sugar scrubs, bath salts, beauty oil, dog wash, lauhala gift boxes

S & C Jewels

Hawaiian jewelry, rose gold, silver, canary, marcasite jewelry, crystal jewelry

Sharon Ito

Furoshiki bags, Japanese dolls, kimonos for dolls, aprons, tote bags

Smilin' From Ear to Ear

Adult, kids t's & baby rompers, kitchen towels, labels, aprons, totebags


T-shirts with graffiti style Japanese designs, decals


Purses, clothing created from vintage kimonos and obis, all are one of a kind

Wong Creations

Reversible placemats & runners, totes, bibs, fortune cookie ornaments & trees

Yu Ai Kai

Handmade crafts, quilts, wreaths made by seniors

Yume Glass Art

Handmade kiln formed fused glass jewelry.  Handmade kimono remake clothing.



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