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I was born in the Manzanar internment camp for Japanese Americans during
World War II. After the war, my family moved to a tiny island in Japan’s Inland
Sea, off the coast of Hiroshima. There I immersed myself in painting and
drawing. My passion for art stayed with me when we returned to the
United States.

I paint what I see every day. I go shopping and I see luscious pears; in
my garden I see morning light illuminating flower petals. These vision
inspires me to paint, to capture the beauty of that moment: Translucent
colors, brilliant light, sensual shapes, and quiet shadows. Each
painting keeps alive an intimate moment of my life.

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