JAMsj Winter Boutique

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Community Event

Nov 201210
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

San Jose Buddist Church Betsuin
640 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

The JAMsj Winter Boutique will be held at the San Jose Buddhist Temple Betsuin

Come enjoy: Japanese-style collages, Pacific Rim-inspired clothing and accessories, hand-crafted jewelry, washi crafts, stationary, and many more specialty gifts. Also, find out about special boutique events, such as our popular author book signings, donation drawings, and silent auction.

More than 33 artists and vendors will be on hand to sell a variety of arts and crafts and Japanese-style gifts, including clothing, accessories, hand-crafted jewelry, washi crafts, and stationery. JAMsj's very own volunteer-created, unique, hand-made greeting cards will also be available for purchase.  Be sure to purchase a ticket for the donation drawing and sign up for items in the annual silent auction. 

In addition, there will be a delicious assortment of Japanese treats at the JAMsj refreshment center.  Don't miss the special book signings by guest authors and illustrators: 

Oliver Chin, founder of Immedium, a San Francisco publisher of dynamic children's picture books and titles on contemporary Asian America. Chin is also the author of the popular annual series The Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, which includes The Year of the Dragon (2012) and Year of the Snake (2013).  He will be signing his books at the boutique from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Felicia Hoshino, author and illustrator of children's books such as Sora and the Cloud and the award-winning A Place Where Sunflowers Grow. Hoshino, a native of San Francisco, has prize-winning illustrations appearing in children's magazines such as Cricket, Spider and Ladybug.  She will be signing her books at the boutique from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Jack Matsuoka,a local cartoonist and author of Poston: Camp II, Block 211 and Sensei.  His cartoons capture the memories of growing up in a WW II incarceration camp in Poston, Arizona. Matsuoka's artwork is featured on San Jose Japantown banners; in calendars; and in many other publications including, Nikkei West. In addition to his book signing, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Matsuoka will be sketching portraits of visitors at the boutique.

To read more about these authors and to find out about participating artisans, visit the JAMsj 2012 Winter Boutique website, https://sites.google.com/site/jamsjwinterboutique/home.  For more information,  contact the JAMsj office at 408-294-3138, or email us at winter_boutique@jamsj.org.

JAMsj members have the added benefit of entering the Winter boutique an hour earlier than the general public at 9 am.

 

JAMsj . Last modified Nov 06 2012 9:47 a.m.


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