October 1, 2009

Last week I was in Los Angeles and had the opportunity to do a video recorded interview with Frances Tashiro Kaji. Writer Martha Nakagawa helped arrange the meeting and assisted during the life history interview. Having Martha’s help was invaluable as her local knowledge of Los Angeles introduced us to great people and stories. Frances gave us vivid descriptions of prewar Gardena and a glimpse into her father’s life as a prominent doctor in the community. Tom