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Japanese American Museum of San Jose
July 2016
In This Issue
Tohoku 2016 Series: Tohoku Tomo
Panel Discussion: Raising Mixed Race
Film Screening and Discussion: Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight
Save the Date: Jazz Katsu for Kumamoto
Suzume No Gakko 40th Anniversary
Calendar of Events
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Tohoku Series Film Screening

Panel Discussion

Film Screening and Discussion

Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight Comes to JAMsj

Saturday, August 20, 2016
1:00 p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA  95112

The proverb "Nana korobi ya oki", ("Fall down seven times, get up eight") - like the beloved daruma doll - represents a Japanese appreciation for resiliency of spirit.

Three American women: Lucy Craft, Karen Kasmauski, and Kathryn Tolbert, grew up watching this resiliency in their mothers, and wanted to tell their stories.

Lucy Craft.
Their mothers are Japanese "War Brides"; women who immigrated to the United States as wives of members of the American military, stationed in Japan after World War 2. While around 50,000 War Brides immigrated to the U.S. from Japan, we still know very little about them and their experiences.
On August 20th, we will screen their recent film Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight, and Skype with director Lucy Craft.   Professor Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu of Stanford University will lead the discussion which may include some War Brides from our own community.

Free with admission to the museum (nonmembers, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).
Seating is limited, Please email PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a seat.
(movie website) http://www.fallsevengetupeight.com/ 
Save the Date for Jazz Katsu

Suzume No Gakko Anniversary


For Suzume No Gakko's 40th Anniversay Dinner 
"Celebrating Our Legacy"

When: Saturday October 8th, 2016 from 5:30pm
The Fairmont, Fourth Street Summit Center,
88 S. 4th Street, San Jose

  Celebrate 40 Years of Suzume No Gakko
Honor Our Founding Members

For more details, please visit suzumenogakko.org or

Calendar of Events
July 31, 2016:            Tohoku Series:  Film Screening of "Tohoku Tomo"
August 6, 2016:         Panel Discussion: "Raising Mixed Race"
August 20, 2016:       Film Screening and Discussion:  "Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight"
August 27, 2016:       Jazz Katsu for Kumamoto
October 8, 2016:        Suzume No Gakko 40th Anniversary Dinner
October 23, 2016:      Health, Sports and Culture Day

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