Los Angeles Times



(93) peacefully passed away on July 6, 2022 in Alhambra, CA. She is predecease­d by her husband, Seiki Tamae and is survived by her stepson, James Tamae. Yoko was awarded the 2005 Women of the Year by the Downtown Los Angeles Chapter of the JACL and the Japanese Women’s Society. Along with her husband Seiki, they were active members of the Okinawa Associatio­n of America. She learned the proper way of kimono kitsuke and also volunteere­d and helped with kimono kitsuke and sashiko classes at the Pioneer Center in Little Tokyo for 15 years. During the Nisei Week exhibit, she and her students displayed their sashiko creations and presented the Nisei Week Queen and her court with little bags done in sashiko stichery.

A nicheside funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Inglewood Park Cemetery with Rev. Kanto Mimatsu of Koyasan Buddhist Temple officiatin­g. www.kubotamort­uary.com

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