L to R: Munetaka Aoki, Rimpei Yoshikawa, Shin Harakawa, Photo by ©Terri Loewenthal

L to R: Munetaka Aoki, Rimpei Yoshikawa, Shin Harakawa, Photo by ©Terri Loewenthal

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August 2012
Our inaugural residents came all the way from Tokyo. Shin Harakawa, chef & owner of Beard, and Rimpei Yoshikawa, chef & owner of Pignon, stayed with us while interning at Chez Panisse. They were joined by their friend Munetaka Aoki, the actor who played Sano in Rurouni Kenshin, a live adaptation adaptation of an anime by the same name.