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Signs of Home
The Paintings and Wartime Diary of Kamekichi Tokita
This beautiful and poignant biography of Issei artist Kamekichi Tokita uses his paintings and wartime diary to vividly illustrate the experiences, uncertainties, joys, and anxieties of Japanese Americans during the World War II internment and...
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The Hope of Another Spring
Takuichi Fujii, Artist and Wartime Witness
Takuichi Fujii (1891–1964) left Japan in 1906 to make his home in Seattle, where he established a business, started a family, and began his artistic practice. When war broke out between the United States and...
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Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist
An Issei Artist’s Journey
Born in Japan, acclaimed Seattle artist Kenjiro Nomura (1896–1956) came to the United States as a child of ten, received artistic recognition by age twenty, and in the 1930s became the best-known artist of Japanese...
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