Jan Kawabata 1954-2016

Jan was the T&T Chairperson for almost 30 of its 35 years. On June 18, 2016, TEMARI threw a party for the artists and volunteers who have supported T&T. There was only one speech, presented by Grant Kagimoto, President of TEMARI’s Board. Here it is, in brief: “Through T&T, TEMARI has shown the public the results of people taking its classes, workshops, trips, and being inspired by TEMARI’s vision of the arts of Asia and the Pacific. The leading light of T&T has been Jan Kawabata. When I think of Jan, I can’t help but think of all the many TEMARI activities she’s been involved with, starting with the duo…