Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm

Friday Mar 20 2015   7:00 PM
The Oakland Museum of California  1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA  map

Join OMCA and the Center for Asian American Media for the world premiere of Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm as part of CAAMFest 2015. This new documentary chronicles a transitional year for David “Mas” Masumoto (author of Heirlooms and Letters to the Valley) and his daughter, Nikiko, as they lovingly act out the rituals of transitioning the farm into Nikiko’s hands. Meet Mas, Marcy, Nikiko, and Korio Masumoto, celebrated food authors and fourth generation Japanese American organic peach farmers known for their sought-after heirloom Sun Crest peaches and commitment to sustainable farming. The Masumoto family will be in attendance along with Director Jim Choi and Editor Chihiro Wimbush.

$14 General, $12 OMCA and CAAM Members; for more information visit

David Mas MasumotoDavid Mas Masumoto grows organic peaches and grapes on his family farm in Del Rey, California. He is the author of Harvest Son, Epitaph for a Peach, Four Seasons in Five SensesLetters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories, and Heirlooms: Letters from a Peach Farmer. An active proponent of organic farming, Masumoto has won numerous literary awards. He is also active in foundation work and in the cultural life of California and beyond. Visit his website at