2015 / Premier screening of “Rice King” documentary at Nibei lecture series, Oct. 20

Nibei screening "Seed"

Nibei Foundation Lecture Series

11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Premier Screening “Seed: The Life of the Rice King and His Kin”

Followed by Q&A session with director Masa Baba and executive producer Shinichiro Okano

In Dos Palos, a small town with big farm lands, in the San Joaquin Valley in Central California, there is the oldest family-owned and operated rice farm, called the “Koda Farms.”

The founder of the Koda Farms is originally from Iwaki city, Fukushima, Japan, born in 1882. His name is Keisaburo Koda, who was widely known amongst Japanese Americans as the “Rice King” whose throne has been carried on by his grandchildren, Ross and Robin.

This documentary is about perseverance, persistence, and passion of the Koda Farms through various hardships since the 1920’s and also a tribute to Keisaburo, the original seed of the Koda Farms.

Free admission

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