Riley & Co. featured handmade hemp and organic cotton toddler bibs, travel shoe bags, scrunchies, bowl cozies, drawstring bags, snap wallets, eye pillows and more.
Entertainment was provided by The Sunset Jive (pictured) and Bombu Taiko.

Entertainment was provided by The Sunset Jive (pictured) and Bombu Taiko.

The Kokoro Craft Show celebrated its 15th anniversary on Oct. 22 at the Japanese American National Museum.

Sponsored by the Friends of JANM, the annual event featured fashion apparel and accessories, origami, bronze art, ceramics, gifts, handmade stationery, and baked goods from over 60 vendors.

Proceeds benefited JANM’s cultural, educational, and volunteer programs.

Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo

Nancy Hayata’s Tierra Murra specializes in jewelry, clothing, luggage tags, hip hatz and bowl holders.
Kimi Maru (right) of Koya Crafts, assisted by June Hibino. Items included jinbei, portable ohashi, coin purses, cloth napkins, cloth coasters, and fabric potholders.
Jamie Totsubo of San Francisco-based Homiewear, which offers harness vests, dresses, jackets, collars and more for dogs.
Modesto-based Dr. Nancy’s Felted Pets, which specializes in miniature dog sculptures, was represented by optometrist Nancy Shoji.
June Aochi Berk and her daughter Lee Yamashiro sold manju from Fugetsu-Do.
Sue Oda Omori of Bizu, which specializes in hand-crafted, Japanese-inspired necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Bay Area-based artist Michele Yamaguma specializes in mixed-media collages with a contemporary take on traditional Japanese themes using washi, art papers, natural elements, paint and threads.

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