Kaygetsu

Toshi and Keiko Sakuma

Keiko Sakuma, who ran Kaygetsu Restaurant with husband Toshi for the past seven years, and Toshi’s on El Camino before that, posted this on the Kaygetsu Facebook page today:

“Many of you were wondering what’s next for us. Toshi accepted an offer from Apple to work at their headquarters in Cupertino several months ago. He’ll start working there in November. I (Keiko) am giving myself 3 months break to think about what to do next. Being a CPA in my previous life, I might get back to accounting field or do something else.

“We have one favor to ask you. If you could send us an e-mail (to kaygetsu@comcast.net) about any episodes or memories relating toKaygetsu, we’d appreciate it very much. We’d cherish that as a part of Kaygetsu history.”

Photo of Keiko and Toshi taken on their last day at Kaygetsu on Oct. 7, by Lei Chen

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