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Author/Artist Johns, Barbara, 1942-
Title Signs of home : the paintings and wartime diary of Kamekichi Tokita / Barbara Johns ; foreword by Stephen H. Sumida.
Added title Paintings and wartime diary of Kamekichi Tokita
Publisher/Date Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2011.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 251 pages : illustrations (some color))
Series Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary On the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, Issei artist Kamekichi Tokita started a diary that he vowed to keep until the war ended. In it he recorded the events, fears, rumors, restrictions, and his own emotional turmoil leading up to and during his detention at Minidoka. This account, together with his paintings, illustrates an immigrant's life in Seattle in the 1920s and '30s and the uncertainties and anxieties of Japanese-Americans during the World War II incarceration.
Contents Introduction : a self-portrait / by Barbara Johns -- Biography : the road taken / by Barbara Johns -- Painting : the beauty of the transitions / by Barbara Johns -- A wartime diary -- Preface to the diary / by Barbara Johns -- Diary / by Kamekichi Tokita -- "Orange" : a poem / by Kamekichi Tokita -- Exhibition history.
LC subject Tokita, Kamekichi, 1897-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Tokita, Kamekichi, 1897-1948 -- Diaries.
Other subject Tokita, Kamekichi, 1897-1948.
World War (1939-1945)
LC subject Japanese American painters -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese American.
Other subject Japanese American painters.
1939-1945
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Diaries.
Diaries.
Personal narratives, Japanese American.
Other author Tokita, Kamekichi, 1897-1948.
ISBN 9780295991009 (hardback ; alk. paper)
0295991003 (hardback ; alk. paper)
WorldCat no. signsofhomepaint00john

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