2013 Fund Raising Luncheon – Sunday, October 27 – 12 noon

At the CJCC Small Gym

Foo Ho,  has now closed and we will be having the Luncheon at the Centre. It will be a catered Bento Box lunch.

We are very privileged to have Joan Itoh-Burk to come and speak to us about her Japanese experience.

Joan Itoh-Burk was born in New York City and became totally immersed into Japanese society when she married the first son of a large land-owning family in Japan. For the thirteen years of that marriage, she lived in an enormous Meiji era house on the rice plains in Niigata. During the 1970s, Joan Itoh-Burk wrote a weekly column for The Japan Times called “Rice Paddy Gourmet.” A collection of her half-diary, half-recipe essays evolved into the popular Rice Paddy Gourmet book. Of this book, James Cavell wrote to her: “It’s a lovely book and you’re a lovely writer.”

One Chrysanthemum is Burk’s first novel, inspired by her love of Japan and the Japanese culture. For the last twenty-five years, she has been living with her Canadian husband in South-Western Ontario.

We are trying to get some copies of the book, please inform the Centre if you would like a copy by September 30, the cost will be $20 for a signed copy. It will be first come first served with the books

Tickets: $60.00 per person with a income tax

receipt of $45.00

For ticket information: Call CJCC @ 905-383-5755

Email: hcjcc@bellnet.ca


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