Hi, this is a little off subject, but this seems to be a good place to ask if any one know the where abouts of an early importer of the Kamado.[p]His name was John Beam, and he was a Captain for American President Lines. He used to bring in several of the Kamados from Japan for his friends and acquaintances that he had introduced this great way of cooking to.[p]He brought one in, for my late father in 1961, I am guessing. And I would dearly love to contact this friend of the family. I would like to let him know of the passing of my parents and to thank him for bring in the Kamado and "Peter" the tonuki.[p]My father's name is Edwin Hoffman, Photographer, out of San Francisco.[p]I would appreciate any help, in locating Captain John Beam.