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Japanese American Museum of San Jose
August 2016
In This Issue
Panel Discussion: Raising Mixed Race
Film Screening and Discussion: Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight
Save the Date: Jazz Katsu for Kumamoto
Asia Week SF Bay Area Exhibit
Suzume No Gakko 40th Anniversary
Calendar of Events
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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 the Japanese appreciation for resiliency of spirit.
 
Lucy Craft.
 
Three American women: Lucy Craft, Karen Kasmauski, and Kathryn Tolbert, grew up watching this resiliency in their mothers, and wanted to share their stories.  Their mothers are Japanese "war brides," women who immigrated to the United States as wives of members of the American military personnel stationed in Japan after WWII. While approximately 50,000 war brides immigrated to the United States from Japan, we still know very little about them and their subsequent experiences. 
 
On August 20th, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) will screen the recent film Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight, and Skype with director Lucy Craft.  Dr. 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, so please email PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a seat.
 
Movie website is:  http://www.fallsevengetupeight.com/ 
 
Save the Date for Jazz Katsu

Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area

Exquisite Art Under Adverse Conditions Exhibition



Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 8, 2016
12:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

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


This year JAMsj will be an active participant in Asia Week SF Bay Area 2016, which is taking place from September 30 to October 8, 2016. This is the second edition of the Bay Area's first week long event celebration of Asian arts and culture.
 
Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area focuses on presenting premier quality programs including exhibitions, auctions, symposiums, lectures, seminars, curator and artist talks, and performances. Joined by galleries, museums, cultural institutions, auction houses and performance companies, Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area attracts a broad audience from across the globe.
 
The JAMsj submission, "Exquisite Art Under Adverse Conditions: From the Japanese American incarceration Camps: 1942/1945," is dedicated to the art and craft created by many artisans who were forcibly held in camps during World War II. This major art exhibit captures the artistic essence of the forced mass removal and incarceration of some 120,000 people of Japanese descent from 1942 through 1945. Using natural material from the 10 desolate incarceration camps, the art work comes alive in a very naturalistic way, reflecting the Art of Gaman - to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.
 
Please stop by and experience this unique exhibit during the week of September 30th through October 8th.
The permanent exhibit will be open before and after the week of September 30th with JAMsj emphasizing the exhibit coinciding with Asia Week. JAMsj is open Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 4 pm.


To learn more about Asia Week SF and see last year's inaugural participants, you may visit their website at:  asiaweeksf.com or find more information at http://asiaweeksf.com/participants/company?id=133

Suzume No Gakko Anniversary

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE 


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

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

Why:
  Celebrate 40 Years of Suzume No Gakko
and
Honor Our Founding Members

For more details, please visit suzumenogakko.org or
https://www.facebook.com/groups/suzumenogakko40thanniversary/

Calendar of Events
 
August 6, 2016:         Panel Discussion: "Raising Mixed Race"
August 20, 2016:       Film Screening and Discussion:  "Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight"
August 27, 2016:       Jazz Katsu for Kumamoto
September 30 -- October 8, 2016:  Asia Week SF Exhibition:  Exquisite Art Under Adverse Conditions
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
www.jamsj.org