Shared Stories

Here are a few stories that we can share generation after generation. Share yours.


Mary Mitsuda’s Journey of Wonder

Meeting Mary Mitsuda for the first time is like catching up with long lost friend. Over tea and her favorite focaccia bread from the neighborhood bakery, we talked story about art, family and life.

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RAY FUJINO: Wintersburg Golf Tournament founder says he’s “just a regular guy.”

The gleaming new gym at Wintersburg Presbyterian Church is a passion project of hundreds of supporters…

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Custom and Creative: The Artistry of Cabinetmaker Milton Kanda

For decades, Milton transformed pieces of oak, alder and walnut into finely crafted cabinets. He was…

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The Culture of Okinawa is the Culture of Awamori

OKINAWA, JP—Peace, Love, and Gratitude are most important to Okinawan people.  So important, they infuse it into everything

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Etsuko Tani
Sakae Sushi, Gardena

GARDENA, CA - Etsuko Tani is the heart of Sakae Sushi, the beloved sushi restaurant in Gardena that is keeping true to the original…

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HIMEYURI: A STORY OF WAR, DEATH, LIFE AND PEACE

Arriving to our interview, Janice Suetomi (born Fumiko Tamaki) smiled, oshare in white pants, and a purple and lavender floral blouse.

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A Tale of Two Visionaries—Harry and Harold

ARLETA, CA—Hidden in a quiet residential section of the northeastern San Fernando Valley, Nikkei Senior Gardens stands in silent …

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