Kokoro Craft Boutique Set for Oct. 5 at JANM

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The sixth annual Kokoro Craft Boutique, organized by volunteers at the Japanese American National Museum, will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JANM, 100 N. Central Ave. (at First Street) in Little Tokyo.

In appreciation of the museum’s supporters and community friends, admission to JANM that day will be “pay what you wish.”

Yuujou Daiko, a taiko performance group based in South San Gabriel, will perform at 1 p.m.

Kokoro Craft Boutique will feature more than 50 vendors selling unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, handbags, ceramics, and more. Proceeds from the boutique will benefit JANM’s education programs.

Individuals who make purchases of $10 or more will receive a coupon good for 10 percent off at one of several participating Little Tokyo restaurants. The one-time-use coupon is valid through the end of October.

Little Tokyo parking information is available at Metro.net. Those planning to visit JANM for Kokoro should note that CicLAvia is also taking place Oct. 5. A map of the route, which travels south of JANM, is available at ciclavia.org. For more information, visit http://janm.org/events or email [email protected]

Visitors can also view JANM’s ongoing exhibition, “Common Ground: The Heart of Community.” Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents and photographs collected by JANM, it chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, from the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

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