Nat’l Rice Ball Day and the Rice King

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Film, Food, Japan | 0 comments

It’s National Rice Ball Day — that’s right! From * The rice balls preserve very well, and can even be used to preserve meats or other foods within its airtight seal. * Rice balls date back at least as far as the 11th Century and is traditionally Japanese.… * Another word for the rice ball is “Onigiri”, a word commonly misused to refer to sushi. Onigiri means ‘to hold on to’. * Popular onigiri fillings include tuna salad, salmon flakes, seafood salad, konbu (a type of sea vegatable), umeboshi (a sour bright-red pickled Japanese plum) and tempura. Speaking of Nat’l Rice Ball Day, consider the Story of the Rice King TONIGHT: Seeds: The Story of the Rice King and his Kin Rescheduled film screening: Wed., April 19th, 6:30 PM | Film at 7:00 PM (92 min.) Phipps Theater in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | 2001 Colorado Blvd. | Denver 80205 Enter from the east entrance (facing Colorado Blvd) Members of the JAAC and JARCC will be on hand to direct you. FREE | RSVP to or (303) 433-1638 with number of persons attending only. 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”. His ‘throne’ has been carried on by his grandchildren, Ross and Robin. This documentary is about perseverance, persistence, and passion of the Koda Farms since the 1920s, through various hardships, including...

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Colorado Dragon Film Festival

Posted on May 20, 2016 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Film | 0 comments

THIS WEEKEND — Enjoy Asian Pacific American film and filmmakers at the inaugural Colorado Dragon Film Festival.  It’s May 20-22 at the King Center, sponsored by the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and UCD.   Visit for...

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Posted on Mar 30, 2014 in APA, Film, Food, Steering Committee | 0 comments

Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:30 – 8:00 Hiro Japanese Buffet 2797 So. Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014 (at Yale)  In person:  Scrambled film producer — Robert Stone SCRAMBLED is Robert Stone’s first film as a producer. In entertainment and media, Robert has worked at Paradigm Talent Agency and in talent management at McKeon/Myones, and Essential Entertainment. Robert began his career working at Paramount Pictures working at renowned movie producer Robert Evans’ company (CHINA TOWN, THE GODFATHER). Stone graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has an MBA from Loyola Marymount. He is fluent in Mandarin. He hails from Colorado and Texas and currently resides in Los Angeles.           Commencing with just a little business in the Year of the Horse · Annual report and special thanks to outgoing Co-Chair Duane Wong · A warm welcome to incoming Co-Chair Juliana Laughter · Introduction of the 2014-15 Steering Committee · Network with friends and associates of the Partnership All-you-can-eat Buffet Enjoy a huge selection of soups and appetizers, sushi, tempura, rice and noodle dishes, vegetables, fruits, desserts and more! Tea included. Cash bar. 5:30 PM – Meet & Greet | 6:00 – Dinner | 7:00 – Program $20/person, payable by cash or check at the door to the Partnership R.S.V.P. by April 18th: (303) 326-8695 or This is an annual program of the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership Mailing address: c/o Aurora Small Business Development Center Aurora Municipal Center |15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Suite 2300, Aurora, CO 80012...

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