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Mark Allen
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Who is Ken Tanaka (part 1 of 2)

There is a YouTuber who has garnered a bit of fame for himself.

He is "helpmefindparents" on YouTube.

He is an artist who I think is a great example of what I've been talking about in many of my blogs, so when he had art art opening in Los Angeles, I stopped by to see what was going on there.  I made a minidoc to share with everyone because I wanted to talk about him.   I will talk about him more in part two - but in this part, I will just introduce him.

His name is Ken Tanaka.  He is a white guy who was adopted by a Japanese couple at birth and in 2007 decided to come back to his birth city of Los Angeles where he would try to find his parents.  He makes paintings because he feels sad and lonely.

Here is a sample of the kind of videos he makes for YouTube:

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDNtzMUy4vs Visit his channel helpmefindparents for more.

And now... for my video of his art show in Los Angeles:  

Be sure to watch it in HD to help see the art. You can only do this on the actual YouTube page.  It's worth it!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGRt_0alK3w In my next blog, I will talk about more about the Ken Tanaka phenomenon.

about 15 years ago 0 likes  6 comments  0 shares
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is that guy still doing this lame act?
about 15 years ago


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