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A collection of short films and documentaries:


  • Mamo’s Weeds is a short film written by acclaimed mystery writer Naomi Hirahara that tells the story of a gardener besieged by a destructive weed epidemic and a series of phone calls from a mysterious woman. Searching for answers, he travels from the Southern California Gardeners’ Federation to a Little Tokyo chop-suey house to the lawns of Japanese American neighborhoods, only to discover that the weeds are keys to both his past and future.


  • Two documentaries, “Sam” and “I Don't Think I Said Much” provide rare glimpses into the lives of two Southern California Japanese American gardeners in the 1970s.


  • Collection of mini-documentaries of Japanese American gardeners and gardens.


  • Slideshow of artifacts and photographs from the Landscaping America exhibition.


Produced in conjunction with the Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden exhibition.

Release date: 2007

This production is available for purchase at the Museum Store.
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