Flo Oy Wong

1942:  LOLA  TANAKA  ABE

2003

Mixed Media:

Actual Internment Suitcase,

Violin, Mirrors, Photographs,

Japanese Text, Music Sheet

Curator: Diem Jones

1942:  ELSIE  MAYEDA  HONDA

2003

Mixed Media:

Actual Internment Suitcase,

Autograph Album, New Testament,

Mirrors, Photographs

Curator: Diem Jones

1942:  DAVID M. SAKAI

2003

Mixed Media:

Actual Internment Suitcase,

Playing Cards, Fountain Pen,

Postcards, Mirrors, Photographs

Curator: Diem Jones

1942:  EIICHI EDWARD SAKAUYE

2003

Mixed Media:

Actual Internment Suitcase,

Magazines, Pocketknife,

Mirrors, Photographs

Curator: Diem Jones

1942:  ESAU SHIMIZU

2003

Mixed Media:

Actual Internment Suitcase,

Books, Mirrors, Photographs

Curator: Diem Jones

1942:  MISAO YAMANO  SHIOTSUKA

2003

Mixed Media:

Actual Internment Suitcase,

Plastic Flowers, Mirrors,

Photographs, Fabric

Curator: Diem Jones

Flo Oy Wong

During World War II, the US government interned 110,000 Japanese Americans from California, Oregon, and Washington at ten relocation camps. When the Japanese were removed from their homes in the west coast they could only take what they could carry and that usually meant two suitcases filled with clothes and treasured items. My installation entitled 1942: Luggage From Home To Camp, a collaboration with the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, California, showcases the stories of six Japanese American residents of the San Jose area. I use the suitcase as a symbol of the internment experience and as a means to create a legacy of remembrance and healing.

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