Moving to Cincinnati after Topaz

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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High school in Topaz, all I know is I just wanted to get out. As soon as I graduated we relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio since some very good family friends had gone there.

I don’t think there was any prejudice ‘cause they were very few Japanese there. Very few. All I know is when we rented an apartment from this person, this woman said she had never met a Japanese person before.

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

camp Cincinnati post-war Topaz

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