Legacy print by Chris Hopkins

Chris Hopkins

Legacy print by Chris Hopkins

14.5'' x 20'' giclee print

At a time when the War Relocation Authority was pushing "Americanization" and assimilation within the Internment Camps there were those artists who maintained and even taught traditional Japanese cultural arts. In many cases the internees had to make their own musical instruments costumes and props needed for their performances and classes. 

Thanks to Bruce Kanegai for allowing me to paint a portrait of his Mother.