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Posted on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle

By Annie Nakao, Chronicle Staff Writer

After six decades, the luggage that Japanese Americans carried with them to internment camps at the start of World War II has become a reminder of those days of infamy

The day they came for him and every other Japanese person in San Jose, Eiichi Edward Sakauye had his yellow suitcase packed. "I had a toothbrush, a first aid kit, bedding, my PJs, regular clothes -- I brought a suit, too, just in case -- some Reader's Digest and Popular Mechanics magazines . . . and my pocketknife," he said. “The blade was less than 3 inches long. I don't think the officer inspecting our bags was supposed to let me keep it. But I told him I had been a Boy Scout and Boy Scouts are always prepared. I think that's why he gave it back to me.”

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Posted on Mon, Aug. 04, 2003
San Jose Mercury News

By Leigh Weimers, Mercury News

AROUND AND ABOUT: There'll be a fascinating gathering Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose on Fifth Street. It's the opening of a mixed-media installation by Sunnyvale artist Flo Oy Wong -- ``1942: Luggage from Home to Camp'' -- in which she uses suitcases as symbols of the internment experience of Japanese-Americans in World War II. The exhibit is housed in a replica of a Tule Lake barracks, constructed by museum director/curator Jimi Yamaichi. And to heighten the realism that afternoon, Wong has invited Lola Tanaka Abe, Elsie Mayeda Honda, David M. Sakai, Eiichi Edward Sakauye, Esau Shimizu and Misao Yamano Shiotsuka -- to attend.

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Posted on Tue. Augl. 05, 2003
San Jose Mercury News

By Leigh Weimers, Mercury News

A change in the date of that reception at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, marking the opening of artist Flo Oy Wong's show, ``1942: Luggage from Home to Camp.'' It'll be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.


Posted on Sat, Jul. 05, 2003
San Jose Mercury News

Suitcases of sorrow
DISPLAY BY SOUTH BAY ARTIST HONORS W.W. II-ERA INTERNEES

By Cynthia Cho Mercury News

If you suddenly were forced to evacuate your home, what would you take with you? Eiichi Edward Sakauye packed linens, clothes, shoes, a small pocketknife and copies of Reader's Digest and Popular Mechanics. According to orders issued by the Army's Western Defense Command, he couldn't take much else.

It was 1942, during World War II, and Sakauye and his family, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese-Americans, were being relocated to internment camps.
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Nikkei West
http://www.nikkeiwest.com

Luggage from Home to Camp at JAMsj

SAN JOSE—Nationally known mixed-media artist Flo Oy Wong's new exhibition, “1942: Luggage from Home to Camp,” exploring what Japanese Americans carried to internment camps during World War II, runs July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004 at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 N. 5th St. in Japantown.
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1942: Luggage From Home to Camp Project Quilt Garners Award

Amy Higuchi of San Jose led a team of quilters Judy Azebu, Betty Hagiya, Jane Hayashi, Tina Higashi, Clara Ichikawa, Mary Ishimaru, Kiyoko Kamiya, Martha Kawakami, Laura Kinoshita, Taye Kitazono, Esther Oda, Ann Saito, Kathleen Shimada, Eiko Shimizu, C. Sprague, and Tina Urata to create the quilt, which commemorates what Japanese American internees packed for camp during World War II.

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San Francisco Quilters Guild presents
"Symphony of Color" Quilt Show 2005

Saturday, March 5 (10AM-5PM) and
Sunday, March 6 (10AM-4PM)

Concourse Exhibition Center 685 - 8th St. at Brannan St. San Francisco, CA

Featured Quilter: MIRIAM NATHAN-ROBERTS - Special Exhibits: Antique Quilts/Quilt Challenge: Masks on Parade/

"Rice Sacks for My Siblings" by conceptual artist, Flo Oy Wong

/"1942:Luggage From Home To Camp" quilt presented by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose/

Admission: $8 Adults. (Admission free for 2nd day visit with intact show wristband) For more information:www.SFQG.org


Flo Oy Wong Website launched
www.flo-oy-wongartist.com


Symposium:
October 11, 2003


San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
408-271-6840

Wendy Ng

Judy Young, UC Santa Cruz

Flo Oy Wong

Jimi Yamaichi

Steve Fujita, Moderator

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Reception:
August 7, 2003
5:00 -7:00 pm


Japanese American Museum of SJ
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Meet Flo Oy Wong and the six interviewees at a special reception at the museum. Special guests include the honorable congressman Mike Honda and Dr. Jerrry Hiura, newly appointed representative to the California State Arts Commission.

For more information, contact the museum at: (408) /294-3138.
Invitation

Flo Oy Wong's reception remarks

Photos from Opening Reception Aug 7, 2003


Exhibit Opens
July 1, 2003


Japanese American Museum of SJ
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Museum Hours:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tue. - Fri.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sun.
Closed on Sat. & Mon. Or by appointment


Upcoming Events

July 13, 2003 — Sunday, 9 am
KICU Channel6/ 36

Roy Avila Community Affairs Program
Interview with Flo Oy Wong and Jimi Yamaichi

July 20, 2003 — Sunday
Tsing Tao Daily Newspaper
Feature article (in Chinese language)

September 10, 2003 — Wednesday, 7:30 pm
KQED Channel 9: SPARK Program
7:30 pm

KQED and the Bay Area Video Coalition have joined forces to produce a new TV series and multimedia arts initiative that spotlights Bay Area visual and performing artists and arts organizations.

Flo Oy Wong, Jimi Yamaichi and Elsie Honda will be featured on this award winning TV program.

Date and Time to be announced
KTVU Channel 2
Rosie Chu, Bay Area People
Interview with Flo Oy Wong and Jimi Yamaichi

Watch this column for future updates.


 

1942: Luggage From Home to Camp Project Quilt
The “1942: Luggage From Home to Camp” quilt placed third in a vote by viewers as their
favorite at the May 2003 Santa Clara Quilt Association Show.
Lead Quilter: Amy Higuchi
Quilters: Judy Azebu, Betty Hagiya, Jane Hayashi, Tina Higashi, Amy Higuchi, Clara Ichikawa, Mary Ishimaru, Kiyoko Kamiya, Martha Kawakami, Laura Kinoshita, Taye Kitazono, Esther Oda, Ann Saito, Kathleen Shimada, Eiko Shimizu, C. Sprague, Tina Urata
Drawings: Jiro Saito

 

 

 

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