Shared Stories

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


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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 flavors and high standards set decades earlier.

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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 tribute to two determined Japanese Americans: Harry Nakada and Harold Muraoka.

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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. But, her smiles turned to sorrow, as she recalled her time in the caves.

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