BREAKFAST AT TAK’S

(2006) TRT: 11 Min. Breakfast at Tak’s is a small project I did on one of my favorite places to eat in LA. As a Japanese American growing up on the westside, one of my favorite childhood memories is ordering fried rice at the Holiday Bowl and wondering how they get the rice in a perfect mound. While the Holiday Bowl has been long gone it’s legacy still lives on at Tak’s Coffee Shop!

PEOPLE CALL ME EDDIE

(2005) TRT: 4 Min. A true community documentarian, Eddie Oshiro was the hardest working photographer in Little Tokyo that you never heard of.  Visual Communications has recently launched a project to archive and digitize Eddie’s massive photo collection.  This video was shot by Sheri Kamimura and produced by the Downtown Community Media Center. 

LITTLE TOKYO REC. CENTER

(2005) TRT: 5 Min. This video was made in 2005 to help promote and raise funds for the Little Tokyo Rec. Center campaign.  The project has made a lot of progress since then and has been renamed Budokan of Los Angeles.  Please visit their website to find out more: http://reccenter.ltsc.org

MARCH RAIN

(2003) TRT: 11 Min. This is something I did a while back… On a rain-drenched March 15, 2003, Asian Pacific Americans in Los Angeles joined millions worldwide to protest the invasion of Iraq. This lyrical video shows the often overlooked Asian American contingent in the anti-war movement.

JAPAN TSUNAMI MEMORIAL

(2011) TRT: 2 Min. LOS ANGELES—The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo held a hope and memorial service on Thursday, March 17, 2011, for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.