This segment features three different families, all living in Washington state. All are devout Buddhists with two lifelong friends belonging to the same temple.
In “Missing Her Mom”, Dottie remembers how much her mother relied on Buddhist teachings to help her on a daily basis.
The Farrisons are featured in "Family Fortune” with the adult children recalling how their parents met and married, their parents’ decades-long multicultural marriage, and the lifelong friendship their mother shared with another war bride—a member of the same Buddhist temple.
“Disowned/Reclaimed” is the story of siblings Doris and Michael whose Japanese mother was banished by her family for marrying their African American father. Doris’ granddaughter, Alana, reveals that her late great-grandmother always gave them hugs.
"BFF’s: Buddhist Friends Forever" is the 5th of 5 films that make up “War Brides of Japan, a docu*memory”.