Learn more about our project through interviews to our friends in Tohoku
and those from the US traveling with us in Japan
Meet Rick and Candace Takahashi. They joined and supported Otonowa's tour in Tohoku and Kumamoto in 2018.
Meet sociologist Michael Omi. He joined and supported Otonowa's tour in Tohoku and Kumamoto in 2018.
Meet Justine Choy. She joined and supported Otonowa's tour in Kumamoto in 2018.
Meet Dianne Yamashiro. She joined and supported Otonowa's tour in Tohoku and Kumamoto in 2018.
Meet Marjorie Fujiki, who volunteered several times on Otonowa's tours in Japan. She shares impressions of her first tour experience and about the importance of the Jazz Ambassadors.
Meet Wendy Wong, who lives in Australia and took part to the Tohoku tour of Otonowa in 2016.
Meet Nancy Sato, first "Band Aid"/ Jazz Ambassador. She joined the tour in Japan for several years and has continuously supported fundraising efforts.
Meet Minoru Kanda, Otonowa supporter since the very beginning of this project.
Meet Art Sato, teacher and radio host. One of the first jazz ambassadors who joined and supported Otonowa's tour in Japan (2016).
Meet Kasai-san, Otonowa's friend.
Since the 2011 tsunami, he has been proactive in supporting family, friends and community through music.
Meet Ryan Tana, son of Akira Tana, founder of Otonowa.
Ryan who moved to Tokyo a few years ago, joined the Otonowa tour for two days in the fall of 2016.
Watch our documentaries!
SOUNDCIRCLE - Documentary of Otonowa created by Sara Pettinella
Documentary of our Japan Tour 2014 created by Sara Pettinella
Tohoku Tour 2015
Tohoku Tour 2014