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Japanese American Museum of San Jose

November 2015
In This Issue
Winter Boutique
Film Screening: To Be Takei
Book Club: The Sun Gods
Online JAMsj Store
Calendar of Events
Quick Links
Shop to Support JAMsj
Annual JAMsj
Winter Boutique

Saturday, November 14, 2015
JAMsj Members (early entry): 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
General Public: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Burnett Academy Gymnasium
850 North 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Please enter from the side of the building which faces 4th Street
Start your holiday shopping at the 2015 JAMsj Winter Boutique
Don't miss the 2015 JAMsj Winter Boutique! Admission is free! Museum members can start their shopping an hour earlier, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The general public can enter at 10:00 a.m. The boutique closes at 3:30 p.m.

A Great Way to Help JAMsj
This is the annual fundraiser for the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) - a 100% volunteer-run, non-profit organization. Join us for a popular line-up of Bay Area artists, crafts people and special guest authors Curt Fukuda and Ralph M. Pearce You! The authors of San Jose Japantown - A Journey, will be available will be available for book signing. In addition, you will find a wide variety of Asian-inspired jewelry, clothing, home goods, wall art, ceramics and much more! A percentage of every purchase goes toward the museum at this annual fundraising event.

Donation Drawing Prizes
Winners need not be present to win.
1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $300
3rd Prize: $200
Plus many more great prizes donated by our artists and vendors!

Delicious Food
Does shopping make you hungry? Plan to stop by the JAMsj Snack Bar, where you will find tasty treats just right for a snack or a special lunch or dinner.  Eat at the boutique seating area, or take some goodies home and enjoy later!  Food selections include:
  • Bento Boxes from Okayama's Restaurant
  • Sushi Plates from  Kubota's Restaurant
  • Pork Buns
  • Spam Musubi
  • Cabbage Salad

There is no cost for this event.
 Film Screening
To Be Takei
Comes to JAMsj

Saturday, November 21, 2015
1:00 -- 3:00 p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Don't miss your chance to watch the documentary about actor and activist George Takei. The film spans his life from his WWII incarceration camp experience through his TV career as Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series. In the film, George and his husband/business partner Brad share about his playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.
The audience will also view a special, short interview with JAMsj Curator Jimi Yamaichi filmed in the museum's Barracks Room.

Event Cost is $10 for non-members; $8 for students and seniors; $5 for JAMsj members and children under 12 (Museum Admission is included in the Event price).
Seating is limited, Please email PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a seat.
 Book Club
The Sun Gods

Saturday, December 5, 2015
1:00 p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
The next meeting of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose's (JAMsj) Book Club will be to discuss Jay Rubin's book, The Sun Gods. This book tells the story of Bill, a young American boy who was forced into a life of internment with his Japanese-born surrogate mother. Two decades after his experience at the Minidoka Internment Camp, memories of his long-lost mother continue to haunt Bill, sparking an arduous journey that leads him to find his Japanese mother and learn the truth about their shared past.

The Book Club meets at 1:00 p.m. the first Saturday of every other month at JAMsj. Meetings are open to the general public, and books are available for purchase at the museum store. Questions? Contact Aggie Idemoto at (408) 294-3138 or aggie@jamsj.org.

Cost: Free with admission to the museum (nonmembers, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).

No RSVP required.
 Now Open Online...
Welcome to the Online JAMsj Store 

The JAMsj Store offers an extensive collection of books, DVDs and CDs for children and adults, plus many other interesting items to extend and enhance the visitor's experience. You will also find unique hand-crafted jewelry, greeting cards, and many other creations made by volunteers, local artists, and craftspeople.

Online Store Customer Service hours are: Thursday through Sunday - 12 Noon - 4:00 pm.

  • Email: store@jamsj.org (emails will be reviewed during Customer Service hours above.)

  • No discounts on Membership fees. No discounts on clearance items.

  • Shipped orders will arrive in approximately 7-10 days. We will do our best to expedite shipped orders upon order receipt.

  • Museum members can receive a 10% discount by entering in a coupon code.
  • Phone: (408) 294-3138

Online Store: http://jamsjonlinestore.myshopify.com 
Calendar of Events

November 7, 2015:      JACL Community Recognition Dinner
November 14, 2015:    Winter Boutique
November 21, 2015:    Film:  To Be Takei
December 5, 2015:     Book Club: The Sun Gods

For more information about our public programs, please contact PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org or call (408) 294-3138.

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Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: (408) 294-3138
Email: mail@jamsj.org