Crafted with Kokoro


Vendors included Bubbles and Bling, specializing in purse hooks, badge holders, pocket mirrors and necklaces.

Products from Yours Truly, Jocelyn included handcrafted Sock Buddies, such as Spam musubi, tamago yaki, onigiri, shrimp, and various fruits and vegetables.

The Kokoro Craft Fair was held Oct. 2 at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, with over 1,100 people attending.

The 54 vendors came from all over — Santa Barbara, Big Bear, Sacramento, San Francisco, Hawaii, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and the greater Los Angeles area.

Among the items for sale were clothing and accessories made from vintage kimono; jewelry made from precious metals; handcrafted stationery and gift items; cookies and snack products; ceramics; and artwork, including sumi-e and water colors.

A raffle was held with actor Rodney Kageyama serving as emcee.

With the purchase of any item, attendees were also able to visit the museum’s exhibits, including “Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo.”

(Photos by J.K. Yamamoto/Rafu Shimpo)

Kokeshi dolls from Kathy Yoshihara Design.

Crafts made by museum volunteers were also sold.


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