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)


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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.


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, 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, 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, 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, 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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