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Wendy Yoshimura

 (born 1943)
Wendy Yoshimura is active/lives in California.  Wendy Yoshimura is known for painting.

Biography   Wendy Yoshimura


I was born in an internment camp for Japanese Americans at Manzanar, California in 1943. When we were released from incarceration after the war, my disheartened parents, grandparents, and other relatives decided to live in Japan. I was three years old whe we arrived on a small island called Etajima, off the shore of Hiroshima. There I attended kindergarten, elementary school, and a few years of junior high.

My family came back to America in 1957, when I was fourteen years old. We moved to Fresno where, because I only spoke Japanese, I was remanded to second grade, although in Japan I had been reading great literature and studying art and science in junior high school.

I still recall hours spent sitting in the room while   ...  Displaying 750 of 1175 characters.

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