Barbara Johns discusses "The Hope of Another Spring" @ The Seattle Public Library, Seattle [13 September]

Barbara Johns discusses "The Hope of Another Spring"


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13
September
19:00 - 20:10

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The Seattle Public Library
Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104
We are excited to host a presentation by art historian Barbara Johns, who will discuss Takuichi Fujii, a Japanese artist who was incarcerated during WWII. After her presentation, Johns will appear in conversation with Densho’s Tom Ikeda.

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 Fujii’s 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 Fujii’s life story and his artistic achievements within the social and political context of the time. Sandy Kita, the artist’s 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.

Barbara Johns, Ph.D., is a Seattle-based art historian and curator. She is the author of «Signs of Home: The Paintings and Wartime Diary of Kamekichi Tokita.»

Tom Ikeda is the founding Executive Director of Densho. He is a Sansei (third generation Japanese American) who was born and raised in Seattle.

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