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The Hope of Another Spring: Takuichi Fujii, Artist and Wartime Witness

Barbara Johns ; foreword by Roger Daniels ; introduction to the diary by Sandy Kita
Format
Book
Published
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2017]
Language
English
Variant Title
Takuichi Fujii, artist and wartime witness
Series
The Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies
Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies
ISBN
9780295999999, 0295999993
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 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.
Contents
  • Foreword / by Roger Daniels
  • 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.
Description
xi, 334 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-328) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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