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Yosh Kuromiya Interview Segment 9

Camp sketches

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on …


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Yosh Kuromiya Interview Segment 8

Drawing sketches to pass the time in concentration camp

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically …


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Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 16

Singing and performing in camp

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.
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George Azumano Interview Segment 19

Passing the time in camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department …


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Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 15

Activities in camp: acting in plays with a theater group, participating in a writers' group
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Painting

Hatsuko Mary Higuchi Segment 12

Attending an art workshop taught by noted Japanese American artist Henry Fukuhara
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Hatsuko Mary Higuchi Segment 15

Discussion and showing of paintings
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Hatsuko Mary Higuchi Segment 13

Connecting with mother in her later life through artwork
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Painting of lake and mountain scene


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Photograph of Kango Takamura working on a painting

Photograph of Kango Takamura painting a bird resting on a branch at Manzanar incarceration camp. He is in traditional robes and surrounded by additional supplies and paint brushes. The background is a woven screen with flowers and grasses depicted on it. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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