Photo showing internment of ethnic Japanese in America following Presidential Executive Order 9066 (signed and issued by FDR in 1942). Around 120,000 ethnic Japanese were held in internment camps for the duration of the war. 62% were American born citizens. As part of the order 11,000 people of German ancestery were also interned including Jewish refugees.
Eri Imamura | "Tabi Moccasin Cross - Cultural Footwear" | brain-tanned deer-hide + 13 size cut-beads + sead-beads + gold beads + horse hair + tin-corns + antique Japanese kimono textiles | 24 cm x 10 cm each | New Mexico, U.S.A. | spring 2007
These wooden birds, carved inside World War II-era Japanese American internment camps, are a sampling of the artwork in The Art of Gaman by Delphine Hirasuna. The birds tiny legs were crafted from the surplus snipped off the wire mesh screens over barrack