They open about 15 years ago by my self (with lot of help from dude)
Now they still serve excellent Japanese foods at L.A.
Let tall you story about this old signboard from Japan .
They say "KISOBA" ばそき mean fresh buckwheat .
Most important things is last ward "KI" き
(one ward of right side of 3 big wards )
mast be looks like a shrimp jumping .
and they do(for japanese eyes ) !
because in Japan shrimp had mean good luck .
My grandpa was never sale it when he bankrupt since 1949.
It was made by huge persimmon tree then offer was about $8,000 since trouble year.
but I took it out ... Im sorry grandpa I was high.