Cruisin’ J-Town

Cruisin’ J-Town
Film Location: 
Los Angeles, CA

Cruisin’ J-Town celebrates the music and influences of contemporary Asian American culture on Dan Kuramoto, June Okida Kuramoto, and Johnny Mori—three musicians from the jazz fusion band Hiroshima. The music of this popular band infuses the opening scenes showing pre-development Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. Against the backdrop of community gatherings, daily interaction with people of various backgrounds, and band rehearsals, the band members discuss the cultural pulse of the early 1970s.