Dream of Being an Artist

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I was so serious about the true craft of being an artist or a draftsman, painter, that I think I was a half-dreamer and loved to tell stories. One way of expressing that, since I tended to be somewhat shy like so many Nisei were, especially in a mixed group to be able to verbally express stories, it was a heck of a lot easier to be by yourself in your own room and draw the thing. So that was where any kind of art activity took place more than anything else it was generated by a desire to tell stories.

Date: August 6, 1998
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Janice Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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