Thursday, December 31, 2020

New World Vibes: Mixies Everywhere!

Aloha, Hip Hapa Homeez!

It seems like mixed-race people are much more prominent these days with so many from our community thrust into the spotlight.

Besides tennis player Naomi Osaka, who is Japanese Haitian American, there are new mixed-race families being created—like (another) tennis player Serena Williams and her husband German Armenian American Alexis Ohanian producing their daughter, Olympia.

There’s even a mixed-race marriage within England’s royal family—Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

And, so on. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get to the point where no one will care who anyone else marries and/or has children with.

watermelon sushi

Hopefully, this new world vibe will lead us towards getting our film “Watermelon Sushi” onto the movie screen. In any case, we’re planning to fundraise for it in 2021.

Meanwhile, we’re also working on an (as yet) untitled "docu*memory" about Japanese war bride and artist Yuriko, as well as a graphic novel about her life. Here’s Yuriko’s website along with her quarterly blog.

iam aristyuriko

heartwork by yuriko

For more about “Watermelon Sushi”, check us out at:


And, please send us cards and letters to let us know how you’re doing in 2021!

Akemashite Omedettou Gozaimasu and Hau’okli Makahiki Hou!

See you on March 31.

Your Hip Hapa,