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The hope of another spring : Takuichi Fujii, artist and wartime witness

Author: Barbara Johns; Roger Daniels; Sandy Kita
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2017]
Series: Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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 Japan, he and his family were incarcerated along with the more than 100,000 ethnic Japanese located on the West Coast. Sent to detention camps at Puyallup, Washington, and then Minidoka in Idaho, Fujii  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
Named Person: Takuichi Fujii; Takuichi Fujii
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Johns; Roger Daniels; Sandy Kita
ISBN: 9780295999999 0295999993
OCLC Number: 957056972
Description: xi, 334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Roger Daniels --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction. --
1. Another spring : biography --
2. Painting and recognition in the 1930s --
3. An Issei diary of World War II --
4. Public and private : expanding upon the diary --
5. Abstract expressions. --
MinidokaXX : the art diary of Takuichi Fujii: Introduction to the diary : the nature of the work and of its translation / by Sandy Kita --
Art diary / by Takuichi Fujii ; transcription by Honda Shōjō ; translation by Sandy Kita with Honda Shōjō. --
Appendix 1. Artist statement --
Appendix 2. Exhibition history --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies.
Other Titles: Takuichi Fujii, artist and wartime witness
Responsibility: Barbara Johns ; foreword by Roger Daniels ; introduction to the diary by Sandy Kita.

Abstract:

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 Japan, he and his family were incarcerated along with the more than 100,000 ethnic Japanese located on the West Coast. Sent to detention camps at Puyallup, Washington, and then Minidoka in Idaho, Fujii documented his daily experiences in words and art. "The Hope of Another Spring" reveals the rare find of a large and heretofore unknown collection of art produced during World War II. The centerpiece of the collection is Fujiis illustrated diary that historian Roger Daniels has called the most remarkable document created by a Japanese American prisoner during the wartime incarceration. Barbara Johns presents Takuichi Fujiis life story and his artistic achievements within the social and political context of the time. Sandy Kita, the artists grandson, provides translations and an introduction to the diary. This is a significant contribution to Asian American studies, American and regional history, and art history.
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The book and exhibition, together, shed a powerful new light on a troubling chapter in U.S. history. . . . Compelling as both artwork and history. -- Michael Upchurch * Seattle Times * While this Read more...

 
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