Akiko Masuda

Akiko Masuda is a third generation Japanese woman, born in Honolulu in the 1940s. She is the owner and manager of Akiko’s Buddhist Bed and Breakfast in Wailea Village on the Big Island of Hawaii and the founding president of the Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community.

Culture Film

Being Present With August at Akiko’s

The director of August at Akiko’s and its co-star (and real-life inspiration) discuss their contemplative approach to filmmaking they used to capture an authentic vision of Hawaii.

Interview with Akiko Masuda and Christopher Makoto Yogi by Eliza Rockefeller

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