A Blending of Immigrants (6:25)

Hiroko Tokaji and Rudy Granado

During the U.S. Occupation of Japan, the favorite son of a close-knit Mexican-American family married a prominent Japanese family’s only daughter. It was an unlikely match, like so many of those post-war unions. Her grandfather was a Shinto priest. His family were devout Catholics. The ground had to shift under everyone.