Leaving everything behind

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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I was 16 when we were relocated first of all to Tanforan and then to Topaz… we, like many other Japanese families, we were scared. We got rid of all our Japanese records and letters et cetera. Then when evacuation happened we left most everything just on the floor of this house and went to the assembly center.

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

incarceration Tanforan Topaz World War II

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