Sunny Seki is a Japanese American professional author and photographer based in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in Tokyo, Japan, before moving to the United States at age 24. Seki is a teacher and writer of Japanese poetry called Senryu, and his poems are often featured in the Japanese newspaper called The Rafu Shimpo.From 1979 to 2006 he owned his own photography studio in Rosemead, California. Called 'Sunny Seki Photography,' it specialized in portraits, weddings, and restoring old photographs. Seki is a member of the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry, and he retells Japanese folktales in the form of shadow puppetry. His shadow puppetry has been featured on the Disney Channel show called 'What a Life!'