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Delphine Hirasuna to Speak at San Mateo Library

SAN MATEO — Meet Delphine Hirasuna on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1:30 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave. in San Mateo.

Hirasuna is the author of “The Art of Gaman,” a book about the crafts and works of art created by Japanese Americans during their World War II incarceration. Many of the surviving pieces of arts and crafts were part of a traveling exhibition, curated by Hirasuna, that was seen across the U.S. and Japan.

Her latest book, “All That Remains: The Legacy of Japanese American Internment camps” is a continuation of “The Art of Gaman” and more. Since the writing of “The Art of Gaman,” new pieces have been found. “All That Remains” includes these works as well as a poetry and a short history of the Japanese American camp experience.

Delphine Hirasuna

Delphine Hirasuna

Her other books include “Flavors of Japan,” “Vegetables,” “Long May She Wave,” “101 Baseball Icons from the Baseball Hall of Fame,” and “100 American Flags.”

Free admission and parking. Book sale and signing will follow presentation.

Presented by San Mateo Public Library, Asian Library Advisory Committee, San Mateo Public Library Foundation, Asian American Curriculum Project, and San Mateo JACL.

For more information on the event, call (650) 522-7818 or visit For more information on Hirasuna, visit

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