thank you!

Thank you to all our guests, donors, and sponsors who supported the first ever Taste of Kizuna - you've made it the most unforgettable night yet! From all your friends at Kizuna, thanks again for your continued support over the years. We hope you'll join us for future events!

thank you Sponsors!

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Gold

Henry Ota and Hiroyo Nonoyama
The Sugimoto Family
Gary & Akemi Yano

Silver

Gonsaku Mine Ito Family Farms

Bronze

FIA Insurance
Frank Vernon Fine Jewelry
JetBlue Airways
MUFG Union Bank

Community

*List as of April 26, 2018

Thank you donors!

Paul and Ann Abe
Chris and Doug Aihara
Hazel and Darren Ando
Hiromi Aoyama
Marc Butsumyo
Francois and Marlene Chau
Janet Cheng
Akira and Yuko Chiba
Deborah Ching and Mark Mayeda
Christine Clemons
Elder Law Services of California
John Esaki and Amy Kato
Kiyo and Yuki Fukumoto
Patti and Sam Fukushima
Georgette Furukawa-Martinez
Lisa and Warren Furutani
Grateful Crane Ensemble
Terry and Gayle Hara
Heather Harada
Tiffany Hashimoto
Hiraizumi & Ngo, LLP
Jill Hiraizumi-Artino and Joe Artino
Derek Hirano
Patricia Hirata
Akira and Jo Ann Hirose
Janet Hiroshima and Christopher Padilla
Susan and Robert Ideishi
Joan Iida
Kurt Ikeda
Chad Ikemura
Keiko Ikuta
Lloyd Inui
Craig Ishii
Kayco Ishii
Karen Ishizuka and Robert Nakamura
Linda Isobe Nakaba
Janet and Nori Ito
Kisa Ito
Judy Izumo
Kari Kadomatsu
Ellen Kamei
Aya and Aki Kamimura
Gene and Vickie Kanamori
Kimberly Kandel
Eric Karasawa
Jean Katow
Fred and Jill Katsuda
Jessie Kikuchi and Brent Mori
Andie Kimura
Claire Kitayama
Phillip Komai
Alan and Ruth Kondo
Alan and Sandy Kosaka
Saralyn Kroeker
Ally Kubo
Jack Kurihara
Leland Lau
Brandon Leong
Robert and Nancy Leong
The Loo Family
Mitch Maki

Tak Matsuda
Nancy and Glenn Matsui
Jerry and Maria Matsukuma
Judd and Leslie Matsunaga
Joyce Mebed
Cindy Miguita
Jean Minami
Arthur and Marjorie Mio
Ron and Marilyn Miyakawa
Jennifer Miyoshi
Carol Mochizuki
Johnny and Wendy Mori
Hitochi Morimoto
Janet Morishita
Steve and Patty Nagano
Jeffrey and Sharon Nagasaki
Chris Naito
Debra Nakatomi
Kris Narasaki
Alan and Yvonne Nishio
Stephanie Nitahira
Don Nose, Lisa Sugimoto, and Garrett Nose
Terri O'Lear
Sue Oda Omori
Todd Odagawa
Mike and Kaeko Okamoto
Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama and Geoffrey and Meisa Tsudama
Brandon Okita and Erin Matsushita
Linda Okumura
Russ and Diana Ono
Henry Ota and Hiroyo Nonoyama
Itsuko Ota
Ken Ota
Kevin Oyama
Michael Richards
Sandy Sakamoto and Nolan Maehara
Christy Sakamoto
Kitty Sankey
Kelly Sera
Ray and Sharon Shibata
Sara Tabita
Betsy Takahashi
Rosanne and Ron Takahashi
Brian Takao
Wilbur and Iris Takashima
Karen and Eddie Takata
Randall and Mari Tamura
George and Susan Tanaka
Keith and Cecilia Terasaki Family Foundation
Craig Tomiyoshi
Stacy Toyota
Ronald Wakabayashi and Jean Wong
Melissa and Bryce Walters
Bill and Ruth Watanabe
Julia Wong
Victor and Janis Wong
Willard Yamaguchi
David and Helen Yamahata
Kim Yamasaki
Stephanie Yamasaki
Georgiana Yoshioka

dinner committee

Brandon Leong, Committee Chair
Ashley Arikawa
Jerry Fukui
Terry Hara
Jill Hiraizumi-Artino
Janet Hiroshima
Kari Kadomatsu
AJ Kamimura
Jessie Kikuchi
Cindy Miguita
Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama
Henry Ota
Sandy Sakamoto
Sara Tabita
Stacy Toyota
Helen Yamahata

Special thanks

Jace Hieda, JetBlue Airways - Thank you!
Onishi and Associates - Thank you!
Brandon Toma - Thank you for photography!
Beth Brown, Colors in Bloom Design - Thank you for creating our centerpieces!
Mark Hirai, Elite Graphics - Beautiful program booklets and signage!
Nicole, Bryce, and Ashley - Thanks for being the best student spotlights!
Sara Cameron, the LA Hotel Downtown - Thank you!
Craig Ishii
Hideki Fukusumi
Scott Shima
Taylor Weik
Michelle Yamashiro
Mark Hara
Jacie Matsuura
Stephanie Nitahira

SAY CHEESE!

A huge thank you to Brandon Toma for taking photos at the Dinner! See all the fun at our online gallery by clicking below.

PHOTO GALLERY here!