Christopher Makoto Yogi

Christopher Makoto Yogi was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is the director of August at Akiko’s (2018) and I Was a Simple Man (2020).

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

august at akikos interview

Film Club

August at Akiko’s

An unlikely friendship develops between a drifting young jazz musician and the quirky proprietor of a Buddhist B&B in this lyrical homage to Zen and the Japanese American communities of Hawaii.

By Christopher Makoto Yogi

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