KRAFTY KORNER: Too Hot to Shop?

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Last year's Kokoro Craft Fair at JANM. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Last year’s Kokoro Craft Fair at JANM. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

By GAIL MIYASAKI

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All the more reason to head for spots with cooling A/C!

Shoppers, it’s that time again.

The fall/winter Asian arts and crafts scene is gearing up for an adventurous and fun-filled season with trendy, unique, quality merchandise sure to tempt and please all ages.

Artisans work year-round to bring their stashes to share with you. Priced right for our budgets, no one will go home empty-handed. That’s a no-no!

Get those holiday lists ready! Grab those car keys and iPhones! From L.A. to Seattle and in between, make time to shop at one near you.

There’s been a change in plans this year. Krafty Korner will not be featuring crafters as in years past. Look for event listings to appear on Wednesdays.

For info, contact the event coordinator.

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Saturday, Sept. 20, 10- 4
UJCC Asian Craft & Food Faire
United Japanese Christian Church
136 N. Villa Ave., Clovis
559-322-0701, Vivian Takeuchi

Saturday, Sept. 27, 9-3:30
Jan Ken Po Gakko Arts & Crafts Fair
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation
9040 High Tech Ct., Elk Grove
408-839-6023, Renee Kumamoto

Saturday, Oct. 4,  9-4
Eden Holiday Craft Show
Marina Community Center
15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro
510-471-8052, Karen Valerio

Sunday, Oct. 5, 10-4
Kokoro Craft Boutique
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave., Los Angeles
[email protected], Janet Maloney

Saturday, Oct. 11, 8-2
SEJSCC Holiday Boutique
Hawaiian-Style Pancake Breakfast 7-11 am
Southeast Japanese School & Community Center
14615 Gridley Rd., Norwalk
562-926-8582, Becky Shinomoto

Saturday, Oct. 18, 10-4
Crafty Foxes Holiday Boutique
Joan Pisani Community Center
19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga
[email protected], Carol Yuki

Sunday, Oct. 26, 10-4
Krafty Delites Fall Boutique #1
Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson St., Carson
310-329-5874, Stephanie Nakayama

Sunday, Nov. 2, 10-3
Kiku Crafts and Food Fair
East San Gabriel Valley JCC
Sponsor: West Covina Buddhist Church
1203 W. Puente Ave., West Covina
[email protected], Hisako Koga

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 7- 9, 14-16, 9-4
Touch of Nature Home & Holiday Show
Diamond Bar, call for location
909-594-5964, Lily Saito

Saturday, Nov. 8, 10-4
Japantown Winter Boutique
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
San Jose Buddhist Church Gym
640 N. 5th St., San Jose
[email protected], Warren Hayashi

Saturday, Nov. 15, 10-3
Ayame Kai Holiday Craft Fair
Blaine Memorial Methodist Church
3001 24th Avenue So., Seattle, WA
425-747-5141, Janice Divina

Saturday, Nov. 22, 10-3
Koi Krafters
Almansor Court, Lakeview Room
700 S. Almansor, Alhambra
626-282-2932, Irene Jong

Sunday, Nov. 23, 9-3
Beary Best Friends
Holiday Inn
7000 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
562-865-2637, Ellen Mabuni

Sunday, Dec. 7, 10-4
Krafty Delites Christmas Boutique #2
Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson St., Carson
310-329-5874, Stephanie Nakayama

Sunday, Dec. 7, 10-6
SCNBA Holiday Craft Boutique
AMF Beverly Lanes Banquet Room
1201 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello
323-661-9891, Jane Taguchi

Saturday, Dec. 13, 10-4
Kimochi’s Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire
The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St., San Francisco
415-931-2294, Sakura Suzuki

Sunday, Dec. 14, 10-3:30
A Time for Sharing Holiday Boutique
Gardena Elks Lodge
1735 W. 162nd St., Gardena
310-329-5874, Stephanie Nakayama

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