Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday: Tad Nakamura talks in Boston

Tonight I went to Tufts' 2014 Day of Remembrance event Journey to Manzanar: Forging Community Through 'Pilgrimage' to see yonsei filmmaker Tad Nakamura speak about how film and art can be used for social change. I was hoping to finish a post about it tonight but that's not going to happen. The talk was excellent and you should absolutely go and see him speak tomorrow (technically today - Tuesday 2/25/14) if you can.

He'll be screening his 2003 film Yellow Brotherhood at 5pm at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center for the Asian American Resource Workshop and the Boston Asian American Film Festival. At 7pm he'll be screening his 2009 film A Song For Ourselves at Northeastern.

If you can't make it, you can watch all his short films at his website.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Santouka Ramen event @ Itadaki, March 3-5

My friend just alerted me to this ramen event that Itadaki is hosting in a few weeks. From Monday, March 3rd until Wednesday March 5th, they'll be serving Santouka Ramen's Shio Ramen. 200 bowls will be available per day from 4pm-9pm and Itadaki will not accept reservations (they usually do). Price is $10 (+ tax & tip).

Santouka Ramen is a global ramen chain that serves Hokkaido style ramen. Our nearest Santouka is at Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ. The first restaurant opened in 1988 in Asahikawa, Hokkaido after the founder, Hitoshi Hatanaka, watched Tampopo then went out and had some mediocre ramen and figured he could do better.

Itadaki is located at 269 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116 between Hynes & Copley on the Green Line.