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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Julia Suski</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">March 6 1904</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">September 20 1996</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Generational Identifier</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n<p><a href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a>\n</p>\n</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Julia;\nLastName:Suski;\nDisplayName:Julia Suski;\nBirthDate:1904-03-06;\nDeathDate:1996-09-20;\nBirthLocation:;\nGender:Female;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Nisei;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Artist and musician Julia Suski (1904–96) was the eldest of seven children born to Dr. P.M. (Peter Marie) and Francis Koharu Suski. Her father learned English as a boy in missionary schools and was briefly apprenticed in the Osaka Iron Works before traveling to Tokyo to learn photography. At the age of twenty-three, he left Japan for the United States, where he initially worked in a photography studio in San Francisco. Suski was his first child and the only of the children who was born in San Francisco, on March 6, 1904. Following the 1906 earthquake, he and his wife and young Julia moved to Los Angeles, where opened his own photography studio. However, when the income from the photography work proved to to be insufficient to support his family, he decided to begin, at the age of thirty-eight, to study medicine at the University of Southern California. He graduated in 1917 and began a successful new career in Little Tokyo.\n</p><p>Suski grew up with her siblings in Boyle Heights, an immigrant neighborhood just east of Downtown Los Angeles. She graduated from Los Angeles High School and then, like her father, enrolled at the University of Southern California to study medicine, but soon switched her emphasis to music and art. While at USC, she also served as the editor of the <i>Wampus</i>, USC's official magazine, and contributed illustrations to periodicals such as <i>Life</i>, <i>Judge</i>, and <i>College Comics</i>.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-1\"><a href=\"#cite_note-1\">[1]</a></sup> In 1926, Suski joined her sister, English editor <a href=\"/wiki/Louise_Suski\" title=\"Louise Suski\">Louise Suski</a>, at the <a href=\"/wiki/Rafu_Shimpo_(newspaper)\" title=\"Rafu Shimpo (newspaper)\"><i>Rafu Shimpo</i></a> newspaper, as an almost daily contributor of stylized illustrations and comics that humorously depicted the life of a \"modern woman\", and continued this work for over three years.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-2\"><a href=\"#cite_note-2\">[2]</a></sup> It is also speculated that Suski was the author of two columns that ran in the <i>Rafu Shimpo</i>: \"What Shall I Wear\" and \"Judie\", both focused on fashion and included illustrations, presumably drawn by Suski. Suski also was a piano teacher, and beginning in 1928, stories appeared in the paper referring to her music education career.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-3\"><a href=\"#cite_note-3\">[3]</a></sup>\n</p><p>In 1933, Suski married artist <a href=\"/wiki/Robert_Kuwahara\" title=\"Robert Kuwahara\">Robert Kuwahara</a>, who at the time was working for Walt Disney Studios as an animator. Artist <a href=\"/wiki/Gyo_Fujikawa\" title=\"Gyo Fujikawa\">Gyo Fujikawa</a>, who also worked at Disney studios, was the couple's maid of honor at the wedding. In 1942, Suski, her husband and their two sons were forcibly sent to the <a href=\"/wiki/Santa_Anita_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Santa Anita (detention facility)\">Santa Anita</a> Assembly Center and later to the <a href=\"/wiki/Heart_Mountain\" title=\"Heart Mountain\">Heart Mountain</a> camp in Wyoming. Suski's husband was released from camp first to work in Chicago, and the entire family was reunited in 1945. After the war, they relocated to Larchmont, New York, where Kuwahara re-established himself as an animator, and is best remembered for his cartoon creation, \"Hashimoto-san.\"\n</p><p>Suski died on September 20, 1996, in Steilacoom, Washington.  \n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Patricia_Wakida\" title=\"Patricia Wakida\">Patricia Wakida</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Wakida, Patricia</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Chang, Gordon H., Mark Dean Johnson, and Paul J. Karlstrom, eds. <i>Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970</i>. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.\n</p><p>Masumoto, Valerie. <i>City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950</i>. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. \n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-1\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Valerie Matsumoto. <i>City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950</i>. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, 102.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-2\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Gordon H. Chang, Mark Dean Johnson, and Paul J. Karlstrom, editors, <i>Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970</i> (Stanford University Press, 2008), 420.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-3\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-3\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Gordon H. Chang, Mark Dean Johnson, and Paul J. Karlstrom, editors, <i>Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970</i> (Stanford University Press, 2008), 420.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.068 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.072 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 212/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1242/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 1812/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 189/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1938-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20170309214446 and revision id 16534\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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