A Time for Sharing, an annual spring boutique, was held May 6 at the Elks Lodge in Gardena. Vendors included JoAnn Kodama (pictured) of Natural Imitations, which specializes in artificial orchids and tropicals.
Ningyo (dolls) from Xaris Xreations by Nan, based in Huntington Beach.
Music was provided by keyboardist and singer Richard Ihara (right), assisted by ukulele player Matthew Nakayama, son of boutique proprietors Stephanie and Rick Nakayama. They were joined by one of the vendors, Jeff Louie, on vocals.
Parasol Paperworks (sharing space with one of the Elks Lodge’s elks) featured origami pins and framed origami artwork.

By J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo

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