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Letsu Go! Tanabata Kazari

August 13, 2010

Sorry things have been quiet this past week on my Facebook and Twitter. August marks the first anniversary of Letsu Go!, and I was finishing up a 6.5 foot surprise for you … the Letsu Go! kazari (decoration) for the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival! The opening ceremony is today, August 13, at 5pm [...]

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Letsu Go! in ImaginAsian Art Exhibit

April 8, 2010

Back in 1998, I sent in a photo of a couple of turtles that was published in the Rafu Shimpo for a “Wild Life” themed photo contest. Probably the only time I submitted a photo anywhere … until now! I am thankful and honored that this photo I took at the Tanabata Festival last year [...]

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Grateful Crane Ensemble’s Kouhaku Spoof

April 6, 2010

More than half of the New Year’s Eves in my life were spent watching the “Kouhaku” with my parents. It’s no wonder that to this day, I love karaoke and costumes. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, “Kouhaku Uta Gassen” is an annual televised singing competition shot in Japan with a live [...]

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Yelp Before You Die Mashup

February 26, 2010

Today, the LA Weekly released Mr. Jonathan Gold’s awesome article “99 Things to Eat in L.A. Before You Die.” Several dishes at Japanese restaurants around Los Angeles, including Urawasa, Matsuhisa, Wa Sushi, Kiroko, and Kiyokawa, made the list, woo! I recently created a Yelp account, and I just found out I can only make lists [...]

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1st Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival

September 26, 2009

Back on August 14, 2009, I went to the opening ceremony of the Tanabata Festival in Little Tokyo, one of the kick-off events for this year’s Nisei Week. I felt such solidarity with my people … the unemployed. I mean, how were so many other folks able to find parking in downtown and grab a [...]

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