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Children and young adult

Obon Festival- Dancers

Black and white photographic print of six Obon dancers posing for the camera holding small Japanese and American flags. From left to right: Eddie Tamiyasu, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Jean (Tsujimura) Takashima, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okasaki, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando. Obon is an annual event hosted …
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 116, No. 18 (May 7, 1993)

Select article titles: "Teaching Internment" (p. 1); "Japanese American exhibit still on view at Smithsonian" (p. 3); "The Nisei legacy" (p. 8).
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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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Watercolor drawing for the spring art exhibit at Poston II High School

Watercolor illustration depicting a mountain landscape with trees in the foreground, most likely created by a high school student for the spring art exhibit at Poston II High School at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1830
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Artist completing a watercolor at Granada incarceration camp

Artist completing a watercolor at Granada incarceration camp. Photo by Tom Parker. December 13, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f14
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Masonite

Oil Painting no. 1 of 2 "Masonite" by Geichiro Kare Kuramatsu. Geichiro (Ernest) Kare Kuramatsu was born in Japan in 1885 to a Russian mother and Japanese father. The family moved to Canada, and Ernest saw combat while serving with the Canadian Army in France during World War I. He …
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