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Smiski: Special Appearence
to Sep 23

Smiski: Special Appearence


Smiski visited our Carrollton and Plano stores on September 9-10, San Francisco store on September 16-17, and Los Angeles store on September 23!

He had a lot of fun hiding in our stores, exploring the neighborhood and saying hi to people! Thank you to Smiski for visiting,  and also everyone who welcomed him at our stores!


What are Smiskis?
Tiny creatures that live in corners Smiski are curious little creatures that love hiding in small spaces and corners of your room. Although they like to stay hidden, you might discover one at night as they mysteriously glow in the dark. It is interesting to see the many types of Smiski all with different personalities and character. However, just why they exist in the first place, nobody quite knows….”



Carrollton and Plano Stores

San Francisco Store

Los Angeles Store

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5:00 PM17:00

Los Angeles: Michael Malaghan

Publisher: Watermark Pub ISBN: 9781935690801 Price: $19.95

Publisher: Watermark Pub
ISBN: 9781935690801
Price: $19.95

Come join us for an afternoon with Michael Malaghan as he presents his debut novel Picture Bride.

Mr. Malaghan has turned his passion for history into a sweeping epic. This gripping 500 page saga follows Haru, portrayed as a woman of silk and steel, from a young peasant girl in turn of the century Japan, to the sugar plantations of Territorial Hawaii.

The term picture bride refers to the practice in the early 20th century of immigrant workers (chiefly Japanese, Okinawan, and Korean) in Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States and Canada selecting brides from their native countries via a matchmaker, who paired bride and groom using only photographs and family recommendations of the possible candidates.

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6:00 PM18:00

Los Angeles: Robert Lang

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing ISBN: 9784805313930 Price: $29.95

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805313930
Price: $29.95

Come join with us as Robert J. Lang takes us on an enlightening journey in the world of origami via the work of Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master.

Akira Yoshizawa, known as the "father of modern origami" passed away on his 94th birthday, March 14, 2005.  Mr. Lang, who wrote the introduction to the book has graciously agreed to a book signing and talk.  This event will feature a slide show presentation about one of the most enigmatic works of Grandmaster Yoshizawa, along with a display of original origami pieces folded by the great Yoshizawa-sensei himself. 

■ Photos from the event

Thank you to all who came to our Los Angeles store with Robert Lang. We hope you enjoyed his presentation on origami and the world of origami master, Akira Yoshizawa.

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4:00 PM16:00

Los Angeles: Talk + Signing with Hirokatsu Kihara

もう一つの「バルス」 宮崎駿と『天空の城ラピュタ』の時代

Join us at Kinokuniya Los Angeles as Hirokatsu Kihara shares his experiences of working with Hayao Miyazaki during the making of LAPUTA!

The speaker will be talking in Japanese and there will be an interpreter.

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to Sep 18

Los Angeles: Poster Coloring Event

  • Kinokuniya Los Angeles (map)
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Join us this fall as we invite you to Color Your Masterpiece and Clear Your Mind during Nisei Week.
We would like show our appreciation by providing a temporary respite through the relaxing medium of coloring.

Pick up a coloring pencils provided by the poster and clear your mind through color.

Save 10% on all coloring books*!

*20% for Kinokuniya members // valid only on September 17 & 18 at our Los Angeles store

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