Saturday #HSDFF Welcomes Tomi Fujiyama For The Closing Night Screening of 'Made in Japan'

Made In Japan

From playing the USO circuit throughout Asia to headlining in Las Vegas and re-cording 7 albums for Columbia records, Tomi Fujiyama’s career kicked into gear with a 1964 performance at The Grand Ole Opry where she followed Johnny Cash and received the only standing ovation of the night. Forty years later, Tomi and her husband Shoishi Bamba  set out on a jour-ney through Japan and across the United States to fulfill a dream of performing at The Opry one more time. Made in Japan is a funny, poignant multi-cultural journey through music, marriage, and the impact of the corporate world on the dreams of one woman.

The HSNP Sister City Foundation and The Japan Foundation New York join the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in welcoming Tomi Fujiyama, the first lady of Japanese country music and subject of the documentary film Made in Japan, the feature closing night film for the 24th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Screening will be followed by a Q & A with Tomi Fujiyama who will perform at the after party.   

Saturday, October 17
6:30 p.m.
Tickets available at 

Tickets to the closing night screening include admission to the after party where Tomi will perform.  The after party is sponsored by AY Magazine and Arkansas Money and Politics and will be catered by Central Park Fusion (200 Park Ave, Hot Springs).  

Thank you to Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Presenting Sponsor Deltic Timber Corporation!