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i llustrator|designer turned author|journalist|screenwriter, Yayoi began filmmaking in 1998 while living in Santa Monica. IMDB
recalling the sweet-natured Japanese war bride mothers she grew up around on military bases from Japan to Germany to Washington State, she's on a mission to tell their stories.  to her, they are beautiful, brave, bodacious & bad-ass!

arrigatou gozaimashita:

executive producer: Bob Smith
consulting producers:  Ann Carli, Adele Free Pham, Jessica Chen Drammeh, Beverley Dondale
associate producer|casting: Raymond Tabata
camera|sound recorder: Sean Hardin
post-production animator: Alfred Chan
post-production animation consultants: Ben Duncan, Michelle Jericho Poppler
post-production archival researcher: Lynn Hammonds
production consultants: Richard Braunskill,  Faith Larsen, Thomas Baker, Ejiroghene Bryan Efevberha
production historians: Lily Anne Yumi Welty Tamai, Regina F. Lark
location manager: Elaine Ambrose
location scouts: Lily Anne Yumi Welty Tamai, Diana Martinez Portugal, Jean H. Lahn, Lenore Chinn

family photos: Regina F. Lark, Roleta Fowler Vasquez, Elaine Ambrose, Andy Campbell, Margaret Tinsley, M Fumie Craig, Diana Martinez Portugal, Myokei Caine-Barrett, Yoshi Childs, Jean H. Lahn, Castora Hayes, Dorothy Putney, Doris Factory, Naito Family of Tokyo
archival photos: Doug Price, The Library of Congress, The U.S. National Archives, Wikimedia Commons

post-production music composer: La Cat
pre-production music composer: Matthew "Music Pilgrim" Williams

Japanese to English subtitles: Anna Malone

publicist: Rob Lee
Japan liasion: Midori Yamagita, Asako Naito
Europe liasion: Jessica Viana

cash and in-kind donations: Global Music Awards
in-kind accommodations: Ann Carli, Darnell J. Nelson

fiscal sponsor: From the Heart Productions
please donate here: Network for Good

on Facebook: Japanese War Brides & Families & Friends, War Brides of Japan, Throwing Rice Productions

ship manifests: Michele Thomas, USA Warbrides

arrigatou gozaimashita: Kageru Downtown Tokyo Cuisine & Sake Bar, Los Angeles California

hugs & kisses to Ming Ji & to all of our donors & supporters everywhere!