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Five years later … Remembering Noboru Taguma (April 3, 1923 – March 11, 2011)

On March 11, 2011, as Japan was facing a horrendous triple disaster with the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, us five Taguma children, our mother and 10 grandchildren lost our beloved father, husband, and grandfather. Sharing my … Continue reading

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3.11.2015: Remembering my father Noboru, four years later…

              March 11, 2015 Remembering my father Noboru, four years later… The theme of this year’s Day of Remembrance in San Francisco, held on Feb. 22, 2015, was “Out of the Shadows of Infamy: … Continue reading

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Remembering Noboru Taguma — A Tribute Video

On this three-year anniversary of our father’s passing, here is the Tribute Video I produced for his Memorial Service.

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Remembering Wayne Maeda…

On this one-year anniversary of his passing on Feb. 27, 2013 (his wife Lorrie passing three days later on March 2 — both from cancer), I’m posting my eulogy of Wayne Maeda, who helped to shape the future of a … Continue reading

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Remembering Sakaye Taguma (video from Memorial Service)

A video remembrance of the late Sakaye Taguma. April 20, 1931-July 16, 2013. Music: “Nada Sou Sou” by Natsukawa Rimi Produced by Kenji G. Taguma / Kenjammin’! Productions

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Sakaye Taguma: April 20, 1931 – July 16, 2013

TAGUMA, SAKAYE, 82, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully at her West Sacramento, Calif. home on July 16, 2013. The third of seven children of a pioneer missionary of the Tenrikyo Church in America, she was born on April 20, 1931 … Continue reading

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A ‘No Mottainai’ Incidental Environmentalist

Found an article I wrote for the 2008 Nichi Bei Times Green Issue, on how my mother reused just about everything. It was translated and reprinted in a Tenrikyo Church newsletter. Both are below, in remembrance of mom… —————————————————————————————————————– (download … Continue reading

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