Stan Sakai has entertained his readers for more than 25 years with his comic book creation Usagi Yojimbo. Sharing authentic Japanese history and culture in the form of a distinctly American comic book, his stories tell the adventures of Miyamoto Usagi, a samurai rabbit wandering through seventeenth-century feudal Japan. Mr. Sakai is a third-generation Japanese American raised in Hawai‘i, and his work is influenced by a childhood spent reading American comic books and watching Japanese samurai films such as Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo and Seven Samurai. His work has been published in 12 different languages, and he is the recipient of many awards, including the National Cartoonists Society Award, Parent’s Choice Award, and multiple Eisner Awards, the highest honor given by the American comic book industry.
Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo
Stan Sakai, Cartoonist
Lynn Yamasaki, School Programs Developer, Japanese American National Museum
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B