Thriving art culture at camp

Family that saved her belongings during World War II Thriving art culture at camp Leaving everything behind On the process of making her leaf bowls On the process of creating her Japanese paper bowls From double weaving to microfilament “flat” hangings Marriage to Bob Stocksdale Moving to Cincinnati after Topaz Learning how to weave Mother also wove growing up

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My younger sister and I took advantage of the free time we had there. Chiura Obata organized an art school. And so she, my younger sister, and I went out and painted every day and we would go to the art school and watch Professor Obata demonstrate. I also got acquainted with Mine Okubo and I hung around her a lot. She was a strong willed woman. She walked around Tanforan and also Topaz with a clipboard and she drew every minute. Everybody was painting in all media, but I love water colors, and so that was my - kind of my chosen medium.

Date: November 23, 2018
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Patricia Wakida
Contributed by: A Co-Production of the Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and KCET

art art school artist camp Chiura Obata Mine Okubo Tanforan Topaz World War II

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