Directed by Barbara Shore
Johnny Mori and George Abe tell stories of how the first Japanese American Buddhist Taiko group came to be, fifty years ago. Share in a lifetime of lessons, and be fed by the sounds of the shakuhachi and the Taiko drum.
Barbara Kagawa Shore received a degree in Broadcasting/TV and Film from Cal State Los Angeles. She worked a few years in the industry, then left to raise a family. Over three decades later, she picks up the camera again, as a proud senior, to capture stories that need to be told.
Director: Barbara Shore
Writer: Barbara Shore
Producer: Barbara Shore
Shorts Programs / 107 minsVisual Communications' Digital Histories program engages the passion of our elders to tell their stories in movie form. This year the seniors transformed an illness into a triumphant narrative, unearthed a forgotten jazz club in Little Tokyo, and explored how the first Japanese American Buddhist Taiko group came to be. - Gary Gabisan
In This Program: ABANDONED FABRIC, THE ARTS DISTRICT WITHOUT ARTISTS, A CENTENARIAN PLUS SIX, DANCING THROUGH LITTLE TOKYO, THE FINALE CLUB, HOLIDAY BOWL, JEFF IMADA: BREAKING BARRIERS BY DESIGN, KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS, GIVING IS AN ADDICTION, NOTE TO SELF, “ON MY HONOR…” BILL SHISHIMA VOLUNTEER EXTRAORDINAIRE, RAY ROCKS WITH HAIR, TAP, AND HIP-HOP, SAY YES TO YOUR HEART, TAIKO REFLECTIONS, THE TRAVELING RICE POT, WITHIN THE OPEN DOORS OF A SHINTO CHURCH IN BOYLE HEIGHTS