Great day of research, filming and interviews in Oiso, Kanagawa, where Katsu Goto was born, raised and worked at the city office. Filmed at his (ceremonial; remains are at the Honokaa site) and the family’s gravesite, met and interviewed the mayor of Oiso, Dr. Hisao Nakasaki and other key locations and sites.
Spent the day in Yokohama doing research and filming: Osanbashi Pier, Yokohama Archives of History, the Kanagawa Prefectural Government Main Building, etc.
An excellent day of filming B roll and cover shots at Meiji Mura open air museum – filmed important Meiji era buildings, including the Japanese Immigrants’ Assembly Hall built in Hilo in 1889. Yes, that’s right – this building was first used as a church by the early Japanese immigrants in East Hawaii on the Read more about Film crew discovers building transplanted from Big Island to Nagoya, Japan[…]
In Japan on the project – gave a Round table presentation on “Bringing the Legacy of Katsu Goto to Life” at the annual conference of the Japanese Association of Migration Studies at Hannan University in Osaka June 25-26.
Katsu Goto project featured in the Japanese language publication The Hawaii Hochi published on Oahu.
A story about the Katsu Goto movie project featured in the April 15, 2016 Hawaii Herald newspaper.
Team members spent the day location scouting in East Hawaii for the Katsu Goto movie project. Yes, there’s still sugar cane growing on Hawaii Island if you know where to look.