Where I Came From - Tatsu Aoki

Tatsu Aoki is a teacher, a filmmaker, a musician, as well as a performer. He is originally from Japan and has resided in the US for forty years. As an Asian immigrant who has built the life and community here, Tatsu consider himself as a post-war Japanese immigrant and belong to Asian American community. For him, Asian or Japanese American could be a race, because the experience of living in between two spaces makes him realize that he was no longer belong to either countries. To recognize and understand the core aesthetic of his culture are very important to him, because that help him to adapt western vision in his art work while not to lose his identity.