A song for a Nisei fisherman


22.   Hideo Yoshida (Japantown Art & Media)          1980
        A song for a Nisei fisherman         23.1x17.5        serigraph

Someone's uncle, perhaps, restored to a community re-learning its heritage. The newsprint is more than a textural ground. It was fish-wrap, to a people who ate fish most days; and also a vital vehicle of cultural conservation during the decades before a new generation's reaffirmation. Here it frames the cameo of memory as a cultural project, offered by a bold hand to the broader community in a theater far from Japantown -- offering also a rare glimpse of the craft of Asian-American postermakers, seldom seen outside their home communities.