This banner is for Collecting Nisei Stories, a site where Nisei (2nd generation Japanese American) writers are invited to share their stories surrounding the WWII Japanese concentration camp experience. Some stories, including Yoshito Wayne Osaki’s “My Dog Teny” which inspired the children’s book that I illustrated, where originally published in two books, “From Our Side of the Fence” and “Making Home from War” both edited by Brian Komei Dempster. Other stories are from various writing workshops that Brian and Jill Shiraki have hosted throughout the Bay Area.
The accordion folded image is a pen and ink and watercolor illustration that I scanned and superimposed over a photo collage done in Photoshop. The imagery in the collage where taken from personal photos the writers provided for the books.