Thanks to the efforts of the Japanese American Flower Grower Families and Friends (JAFF) the legacy of Japanese American nurseries of the East Bay will be permanently commemorated at the new San Lorenzo Library. The library, which officially opened Saturday, August 29, features a bright, modern, and spacious community room which bears a plaque recognizing local Japanese American nursery families and supporters.
Lawrence Yano spoke at a donor reception at the library on August 27 thanking the Japanese American nursery community for their generous donations which made the naming of the community room possible. He also acknowledged the hard work of the JAFF fundraising committee which included the following members (left to right as pictured): Lawrence Yano, Dorothy Yanagi, Agnes Yokota Masuda, Robbin Kawabata, Tetsu Hojo, and Barbara Kitayama Uhlig.
The new library will also feature two exhibit cases displaying information and objects related to the Japanese American flower growing industry. To view the exhibit and see the community room visit the library at 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, 94580.