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“Besides teaching at Sac State, Prof Hayashigatani was also known as "Kocho-sensei" for his many years of service as founder and Principle of the Port...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Nikkei Sansei - CA

“Prof. Hayashigatani is a role model of the Japanese American community. His dedication to education was simply admirable. My wife and I try to keep...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Hiro & Michiko Tsuji - Lincoln, CA

“My dear, dear Shotaro, most of all the sensitive gentleman that you are and were to me and my colleagues at CSU Sacramento. You always carried with...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Harry and Diane Dennis - CA

“To say he was a great person is an understatement. I had the honor of taking several Japanese language classes and special courses from Sensei. Also...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“From mentorship to leadership, you have given this community a warm kinship in every possible form. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Ken Chinen - Elk Grove, CA

“Our condolences to my dear friend, Eiri Inenaga and her Family for the passing of her beloved Father. She spoke of him with the utmost admiration...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Janis Kitsuwa-Lowe - Oakland, CA

“Hayashigatani sensei was a gem of a human being and a true gentleman! Proud and honored to have been his colleague at Sac State. May he Rest In...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Richard Shek - Carmichael, CA

“Hayashigatani-SenseiThank you for the seeds of encouragement and the flowers of laughter you gave in my life's journey.Respect.Ann Thomas ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Annie Thomas - Sacramento, CA

“Karen Massey California State University, SacMr. Hayashigatani was my friend and it was an honor to know him. His kindness and love for others is an...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“A bonafide "sacred treasure," and I can attest to it:). After returning from a year exchange program in Japan, I signed up at Sac State for Professor...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Robert MacLaughlin - Sacramento, CA

“Hayashigatani-Sensei taught two of my Japanese classes at Sac State. More than the language, he taught us about its cultural underpinnings and the...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: David LeBlanc - Sacramento, CA


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Shotaro was born on May 5, 1934 and passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Shotaro was a resident of Sacramento, California at the time of passing.

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