Every February marks the anniversary of Executive Order 9066. Art was created by Japanese-American artists in the World War II internment camps. Many internees created arts and crafts as a way of coping with their confinement.
San Francisco-based author Delphine Hirasuna gathered many of these art objects created in the camps and created a book and a traveling exhibition entitled The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese Internment Camps, 1942-1946.
What is the meaning of the word "gaman"? What are some of the diverse media (materials used) to make art in the camps? What other different art forms were there?
gaman is a Japanese word which means " enduring the possibly impossible with... View the full answer