a feature documentary


this feature-length film tells the stories of Japanese women who married American military men occupying their country after WWII.

besides marrying their former enemies, war brides from japan all entered into interracial marriages and gave birth to mixed-race children because all american military men stationed in Japan then were either black or white. The rare exception was Japanese American Military Intelligence Service officers who married Japanese nationals.

even though japanese war brides readily accepted their new language, homes and customs,, they still retained pride in their Japanese culture and taught them to their children and grandchildren.