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During World War II Japanese Americans experienced this sort of fear and hatred in a place they thought of as home.


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.

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Ikenaga Yasunari - The Japanese Art of Nihonga Redefined

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


The Creative Art Of Coping In Japanese Internment

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