San Joaquin County influence featured in Japanese-American exhibit
By The Stockton Record
January 17, 2014
A new exhibit at The California Museum in Sacramento features arts and crafts from the internment camps where Japanese-Americans were forced to relocated during World War II.
Many of the items on display in “The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946″ were made by farmers, shopkeepers and housewives from the San Joaquin County including Lodi and Stockton.
“This is party due to the fact that I grew up in Lodi and when I started gathering objects for my book and exhibition, I asked friends and relatives in this area first,” said Delphine Hirasuna, author of 2005 book “The Art of Gaman” and a guest curator of the exhibit opening Sunday.
The artifacts made by internees included intricately carved birds, watercolor paintings and teapots.