Shared by Lorel Keiko Saiki on 22nd February 2017

Batik by Jessica Kawasuna Saiki

Shared by Lorel Keiko Saiki on 22nd February 2017

Batik by Jessica Kawasuna Saiki

Humming Birds

Shared by Mike Weber on 21st April 2014

As we were just visiting Colorado Springs we never met Ms. Saiki.  I am saddened to hear of her passing.  Her creations have often brightened our days for almost 40 years.

Thistle

Shared by Mike Weber on 21st April 2014

Colorado Spring 70's or 80's from an art museum I believe.  I do know it was not a private gallary.  The lady present when we purchased them was quite eager to tell us about Ms. Saiki and that she was a local artist.

Reflections

Shared by Mike Weber on 21st April 2014

Purchased visiting Colorado Springs in the late 70's or early 80's.  Three woodcuts that have remained as favorites after all these years.  Especially have always loved this one titled "Reflections"

Shared by Ingrid Weber on 3rd April 2014

I was moving into my very first apartment in my early 20's.  I may have met Aunt Jessica once but barely remembered her.  I knew she was an artist and I looked around my new place with its bare white walls. I thought, "maybe I can get some artwork from my Aunt".  I wrote to Aunty Jessica, told her I had empty walls, and before I knew it, there were batiks in the mail.  I was very touched that she didn't hesitate to share her work with me and they have been gracing my walls ever since.

Dim Sum

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

We went to San Francisco to have dim sum together.

Puna Hongwanji Mission January 2004

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Jessica's close childhood friend, Dorothy Liu, recommended the Puna Hongwanji Mission to us for our wedding ceremony.

Lisa and Neal's Wedding January 2004

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

The sun came out for us on this beautiful day.

Kyle Kawasuna Saiki

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Jessica wanted Kyle's first name to Kawasuna. 

Happy Birthday

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Having birthday cake together was  the most important part of the birthday celebration.

August Birthdays

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Neal, Kyle and Jessica all have August birthdays.

Claire usually won at Hanafuda

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Grandma Jessica would praise her for her playing ability.

Christmas Morning

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Jessica liked to wear brightly colored silk scarfs.

Movie Night

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Although it was difficult to get everyone to agree on a movie to watch, we would watch movies together on the couch after dinner. 

Fresh Dungeness Crab for Dinner

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Together we like to pick out the freshest local dungeness crab for dinner. 

Teaching Hanafuda to Claire

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

The kids all learned to play Hanafuda with Grandma Jessica.

Dancing at the JCF Summer 2007

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Jessica is dancing at the Japanese Cultural Festival in Santa Cruz, CA 

Christmas 2001

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Jessica visited us in Scotts Valley during Christmas 2001.

Japanese Cultural Festival in Santa Cruz, June 2007

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Jessica loved to come and visit during the summer so that she could attend the Japanese Cultural Festival held in Santa Cruz, CA.

Monarch Butterflies

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Visit to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, CA to see the wintering monarch butterflies.

Peggy's 90th Birthday Celebration in Poipu, HI

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

We were fortunate to celebrate Peggy's 90th birthday in Poipu, Kauai together.

Grandaughter - Katherine Leilani Saiki 2007

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Katherine "Kate" Saiki looks a lot like her Grandmother. Hopefully, she got more than just her good looks from Grandma.

Visit to Colorado

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Jessica was not feeling well enough to travel so we came to see her in Colorado.

Thanksgiving

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

The sweet potatoe dish was Jessica's recipe. I still cook it every year the way she taught me. Very important that we always have extra cranberry and sweet pickles for Jessica for the left overs (which we all agree are better than Thanksgiving dinner).

Riva's on the Santa Cruz Wharf

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Our favorite place to go have a family dinner together is at Riva's on the Santa Cruz wharf.

New Zero Motorcycles HQ

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Mom came to visit my new World HQ for a electric motorcycle company that I had formed, summer 2007.

Last Christmas Picture Take 100

Shared by Neal Saiki on 24th March 2014

Everyone agreed with Jessica that Mango, the puppy, was the most photogenic member in this family picture.

Like Mother Like Daughter

Shared by Scott Schwimer on 24th March 2014

I wish I would have had an opportunity to know the woman who brought us such a wonderful daugther.  I have art around my home from Lorel that had roots in her mother's creatiity and so Jessica Keiko Kawasuna Saiki will live on in our lives when we view the gorgeous art.  Thank you "mom" for bringing Lorel into the world and into our lives; she's a wonderful acorn that fell close to the tree!

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