|director Yayoi with war bride daughter|
Diana and her husband in Clovis
There are always firsts, and this is definitely a first. For the first time since 2008, and Your Hip Hapa’s regularly scheduled posts, we are late.
But you’ll understand why when you learn that all our time has been devoted to filming and editing our documentary, War Brides of Japan.
Besides, Your Hip Hapa’s calendar got soaked from a bottle of water that spilled inside her bag while she was on the road filming. Consequently, everything written in ink got smeared—including deadline dates.
Apologies! Meanwhile, here we are ten days late with news from our travels.
>>from Hollywood, to Oxnard, to Fillmore, to Laguna Woods, to Tucson, to Clovis and Fresno, to Elk Grove and Sacramento, to San Jose and San Francisco California, to Tacoma and Kirkland Washington and beyond--we've been meeting and filming the most amazing war brides, their adult children, grandchildren, hosts and hostesses, donors and many others.
see for yourself (all production stills courtesy Sean Hardin):
|war bride daughter Roleta with her husband Joe and dog Ozzy in Fillmore|
|war bride Asako-san with her daughter Margaret in Laguna Woods|
|war bride daughter M. shows off kimono with husband Steve in Tucson|
|war bride Fumiko-san flanked by daughters Diane and Myokei in Elk Grove|
|war bride daughter Yoshi-san holds up pix of her mother and aunt making mochi in Sacramento|
|war bride daughter Jean shows off Chinese zodiac in San Jose|
|J-town in San Jose|
|donor Lenore with director Yayoi in San Francisco|
|donor Kareem in Seattle|
|donor Silvia with director Yayoi in Tacoma|
|war bride son Mike with his wife, sister Doris, their Japanese cousin and Doris' granddaughter Alana in Tacoma|
|war bride daughters Doris and Cassie in Tacoma|
remember, we're still fundraising at Network for Good where your donation is 100% completely tax-deductible:<<
And, here are more links!
War Brides of Japan videos:
War Brides of Japan websites:
War Brides of Japan news:
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War Brides of Japan blogs:
A War Bride's artwork:
See you next bi-month, on December 7--a significant day for War Brides of Japan.
ja, mata ne!
Your Hip Hapa,