A Reunion in Pasadena


Top row (from left) Erika Olsen, Julia Tani, Dana Heatherton, Erika Hayami (Fisher) Pitcher and Ashley Honma. Bottom row (from left): Jamie Hagiya, Veronica Ota, Tomi Okuno, Tori Nishinaka Leon and Juli Ann Drindak. (TOYO MIYATAKE STUDIO)


PASADENA — A 10-year reunion was held on Dec. 26 for the remarkable women who have represented the Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute as members of the Nisei Week Court.

The reunion was hosted by Cindy and Ron Dyo and was a chance for the women to share their memories of their time as Miss Pasadena JCI.

“We wanted all the Miss Pasadena girls to meet e