Mitsuko Hamano, 97 years old, California-born, resident of Los Angeles, passed away peacefully on Oct. 14 at Kei-Ai Los Angeles Healthcare Center.

She is survived by her son, Jim; daughter-in-law, Vera Hamano; grandson, Taylor Hamano of San Francisco; sister, Toyoko Shiroma of Los Angeles, and her children Aaron/Lisa Shiroma, Elaine/Dean and Martin Ries; and family members in Okinawa, Japan.

We’ll always remember her as the caring mom, auntie, sister, grandma, sensei and friend to everyone. She had numerous get-togethers and parties at her house in Los Angeles. Our house always welcomed relatives, students and friends. She had a passion for Japanese arts and was a teacher of tea ceremony, flower arranging and origami. For the purpose of safety there will be no funeral service.

Jim, Vera and Taylor Hamano / /55 Molimo Drive, San Francisco, CA 94127.