Obsessions No. 2 All That Remains: The Legacy of the World War II Japanese American Internment Camps

Item # 150155.

By Delphine Hirasuna.

The second edition of the Obsessions book series is on the arts and crafts made by Japanese Americans held in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. All That Remains is a sequel to Delphine Hirasuna's 2005 book titled The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942–1946. While working on that book, she spent many hours reflecting on why people banished by their own country to barrack encampments fenced in by barbed wire and guarded by soldiers with rifles pointed at them would take up art with such a fervor that it became an obsession to them.

This small tome selects some of the vast body of work that was produced by the incarcerated Japanese and Japanese Americans. There is a particularly moving object, a handmade toy train, that is depicted in a centerfold in the book.

Paper: 64 pp.

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