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Takuichi Fujii (1891 - 1964) was born in Hiroshima in 1891 and moved to the United States when he was 15. His paintings and drawings bore witness to his life in America and, most especially, to his experience during World War II, when Fujii, his wife, and daughters were incarcerated. They were confined first at the Puyallup temporary detention and in August 1942, sent to the Minidoka incarceration camp in Idaho until October 1945.
Marking the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the forced removal and internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II, this showing of more than 70 paintings and drawings by Takuichi Fujii chronicles the harsh conditions and daily routine of his incarceration.