"The Culture” is chapter 4 of 5 chapters that make up the “War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory” film series. In this trailer:
War bride daughter M Fumie (“Cactus…Cranes…Cooks") talks about her passion for creating origami while multicultural daughters Michelle and Stephanie fondly remember the origami lessons she taught them.
In “Tamales 4 Bon Odori”, Diana recounts how her Japanese Mexican family was rejected by Japanese Americans in their community because they were “hapa”. Yet, her mother instilled Japanese culture in her children, and they attended Obon every year.
“Bringing Japan Home” features Sophia reflecting on the influence of her Japanese mother that compelled her to bring home so many souvenirs from Japan that they take up her entire house.