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Kamekichi Tokita shares his experience of wartime Seattle

Community Stories: I Put Down My Pen
6/2/201417:49

Kamekichi Tokita was an Issei artist who created paintings of Seattle cityscapes and a diary detailing the months before internment, leaving a rare history that captures his experience of wartime Seattle.