BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4325@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130907T000000Z DTEND:20130907T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The book\, <em>Across Two Worlds: Memoirs of a Nisei Flower Gro wer</em> by Yoshimi Shibata will be&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;"> discussed at the Book Club of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JA Msj). Shibata\, along with his family owns and operates Mt. Eden Floral Co mpany\,&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">headquartered in Mt. View\, CA. His daughter\, Naomi Shibata agreed to join the&nbsp\;<span style="fon t-size: 12px\;">discussion to share insights as a flower-grower&rsquo\;s daughter.&nbsp\;\n\nBill Hosokawa notes in the foreword: &ldquo\;Shibata w rites much as he speaks . . . the real&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\ ;">&ldquo\;Shimi&rdquo\; comes through in an unexpected manner. He is hone st and genuine\, and that is&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">the cha rm of his story. Our history is enriched that he persisted in his writing\ , just as he&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">persisted in everything he undertook in a long and worthy life.&rdquo\;\n\nThe author shares prin ciples for life and business such as his father&rsquo\;s advice\, &ldquo\; You have&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">to be like a samurai -- Nev er\, never\, never\, never give up&rdquo\; and one of his own guiding&nbsp \;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">principles\, &ldquo\;Play it straight. D on&rsquo\;t cheat anyone to win.&rdquo\; These are but two of the many&nbs p\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">inspirational lessons from Shimi.&nbsp\ ;\n\nBooks are available for purchase at the Museum Store\, Thursday - Sun day\, 12:00 noon&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">to 4:00 pm. Questio ns? Contact Book Club facilitator\, Aggie Idemoto\,&nbsp\;<span style="fon t-size: 12px\;">aggieidemoto@gmail.com or call JAMsj at (408) 294-3138. Th e Book Club meets the&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">first Saturda y\, every other month and is open to the public. Selections align with the &nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12px\;">Museum&rsquo\;s focus -- Japanese A merican art\, history and culture and are chosen&nbsp\;<span style="font-s ize: 12px\;">collaboratively at the end of each meeting.&nbsp\; SUMMARY:Book Club: Across Two Worlds: Memoirs of a Nisei Flower Grower by Y oshimi Shibata URL:/en/events/2013/09/07/book-club-across-two-worlds-memoirs-of-a-nisei-f/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR