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“You will forever be missed but your memory lives in the faces of your three amazing children. You taught them to be 3 of the most honest, genuine,...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Nicole Ezzell

“Dear Tamiko, May you rest in peace in a place where you feel no pain or sorrows. May you soar free and high to reach all you dreams. We thank you...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Lorraine

“I light this candle in remembrance of you, Tamiko Kaminaga. I never meet you in person but I see who you were reflected in my friend Emi's face and...Read More »
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“Tamiko Kaminaga died Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 in California. She was born on June 11th, 1950 in Japan from a family of government officials and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: lisamaresch


Tamiko Kaminaga died Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 in California. She was born on June 11th, 1950 in Japan from a family of government officials and educators. She is the middle child of three children, an older sister and a younger brother.

Tamiko was a specialist in Japanese cuisines, osozai, a professional in Japanese flower arranging, ikebana, and also in Japanese tea ceremonies. She read everyday and had great knowledge of classical literature and art, and loved music. She had a great sense of humor and a very, very green thumb, such that everything she touched turned into a jungle.

She is survived by her three children, two daughters and a son- Lisa, Emi, and Jorge. Her two daughters were born in Tokyo, Japan, and spent part of their childhood in Sydney, Australia, but later moved to the United States. In 1993, Jorge was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tamiko traveled around the world and wanted her children to be bi-lingual and grow up experiencing many cultures.

A private memorial was held on October 27th, 2010, the 49th day after the passing, a Japanese tradition, to wish their mother a safe journey to Heaven. Her children thank everyone for all the friendship and support and would like to share the memories of their mom together with you through this website.