Today at The Clinton: Wednesday, Feb 19

Portland JACL presents HIRO'S TABLE

Portland JACL presents HIRO'S TABLE



A film portrait of master chef Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo tending to both their family and their restaurant, Hirozen’s Gourmet. It’s a story of immigration, following your dream, cooking and all of the joys and sorrows that life entails.

Q and A with the director and producer Lynn Hamrick and Hiroji and Yasuyo Obayashi who now make Portland their home.

Hiro’s Table won Best New Mexico Documentary at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2018, a Taste Award and the Audience Award at the Golden State Film Festival in Los Angeles (2019) and Best Documentary at the American Asian Latino Film Festival in NYC 2019.

Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States.

A membership-driven national organization whose mission is to secure and uphold human and civil rights, and to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans.

Hiro's Table
Lynn Hamrick
United States
55 minutes

IMDB User Review

Wonderful doc about food, family, and life

19 May 2019 | by ariachiodo

It's a pleasure to follow the director, Lynn Hamrick, through this very personal film about the Japanese chef, Hiroji Obayashi and his family. The film spans years, from when Hiro owned a bustling restaurant in L.A. to when he retired in the northwest. It's an ideal doc for food lovers and anyone looking for a story with heart.

Special Admission

$10 general admission; $8 for JACL members (if purchasing in advance, please contact JACL for the promotional code).