Takehisa spent four months on the Monterey Peninsula during 1931. Mary DeNeale Morgan arranged for his solo exhibition in Carmel at Seven Arts Gallery. While there, he painted and made paper-maché dolls.
The following information was submitted in June of 2006 by Gary Cobb:
Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934)
Yumeji was born Mojiro Takehisa in the village of Honjo, on the southeastern edge of Present-day Okayama prefecture. His father, Kikuzo, was a sake brewer and the house where Yumeji was born now forms an annex of a museum in his honor.
As a young boy he enjoyed sketching and when he entered Kobe middle school he became fascinated by exoticism. When his father proposed moving the fam
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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