Lauren talked to the New York Times about her love of “anything” Japanese and took them for a night out in the cityback in October:
A meal at the restaurant was supposed to be the final stop of the night’s trifecta: first, a trip to Sakaya, a sake store on East Ninth Street; then, grocery shopping at Sunrise Mart in the East Village; and finally, meat skewers at Yakitori Tora.
Ms. Graham, 49, most famous for her TV role as Lorelai Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls,” had planned the entire evening. Her love of “anything” Japanese, while it may come as a surprise to fans, is anything but arbitrary. Ms. Graham’s grandparents were sent to Japan as missionaries after World War II, and her mother, who died in 2005, spoke fluent Japanese and worked as a buyer for a department store in Japan. And Ms. Graham, who was born in Honolulu, lived in Japan briefly as a baby.
Unfortunately, her plans to share the culture she loves were thwarted on this October evening. Even the coolest mom on television, who returns Nov. 25 with four 90-minute episodes on Netflix, can do little when confronted with a locked door.
Other than make you laugh.
“Let me tell you of my love of Mexico,” Ms. Graham deadpanned.
Click here to read the full article: Lauren Graham’s Taste of Tokyo
photo: Sam Hodgson for The New York Times