Stuff contributed by DMo

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami—An Interview with Curator Meher McArthur

Darryl Mori

“When I was a child growing up in Scotland, I was first introduced to origami by two Japanese students of my father’s who gave me a little origami doll,” Meher McArthur recalls. “The doll was very delicate and I had no idea how it was made. Later my parents ...

Seeing Beauty Through a Magic Lens: Patrick Nagatani and 35 Years of Art

Darryl Mori

“I used to profess to my students that all photographs lie,” says Patrick Nagatani. The longtime artist and art professor is then quick to express a “wiser attitude” toward photography. “The statement is a bit anthropomorphic as photographs are but inanimate objects left to interpretation by the artist and viewer.”

The Portuguese Sushi Chef


A Portuguese chef, Chef Paulo, married to a Hapa-Japanese American woman, learns to become a master sushi chef and opens a new restaurant that artfully combines Portuguese and Japanese cuisine. ...

Tabloid Tableaus: Mike Shinoda and the "Glorious Excess" of Celebrity Lives

Darryl Mori

As a leading member of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda knows something about fame. But he believes that he’s learned the most about fame by studying famous people he’s never heard of.

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Behind the Scenes of “Old Man River” (DVD)

Darryl Mori

Throughout his life, the late actor Jerry Fujikawa (Chinatown, M*A*S*H,Taxi) harbored a secret that even his children didn’t know about.

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Hopes, Dreams, and Courage Under Fire: Stanley Hayami, Nisei Son

Darryl Mori

Author Joanne Oppenheim never met Stanley Hayami, but after reading the young man’s wartime diary, she has never forgotten him.

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Conjuring Ghosts with Lois-Ann Yamanaka

Darryl Mori

In 1913 Hawai‘i, three young sisters suffering from tuberculosis are sent to an orphanage. Only one survives—and she finds herself haunted by the ghosts of her siblings.

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Gil Asakawa’s Guide to Japanese America

Darryl Mori

“Do you have to go benjo?” If you know what this phrase means, there’s a high probability that you’re Japanese American. And there’s also a high probability that you’ll love Gil Asakawa’s book, Being Japanese American.

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DMo is a writer based in Los Angeles, specializing in the arts and the nonprofit sector. A Sansei and a native of Southern California, he has written for UCLA and the Japanese American National Museum, where he serves as a volunteer. He currently works in fundraising and external relations for Art Center College of Design.

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