But after the Los Angeles riots in 1992, she had to do something, according to Rafu Shimpo,
Her touring show A Slice of Rice became “A Slice of Rice, Frijoles, and Greens.” and served to bring people together at a time when it was badly needed following the riots.
Miyamto is being honored as a local hero by KCET, the PBS station in Los Angeles.
Another local hero being honored by KCET is Sosei Shizuye Matsumoto.
The 93-year old is onsidered the foremost master of tea in the United States.
She preserves the art of tea by teaching it to a new generation.
You can read more about Miyamoto and Matsumoto in Rafu Shimpo,