Yoshiko Uchida was born in Califonia. During World War II, she and her family
were sent to an internment camp along with other Japanese Americans. Uchida was
eventually allowed to leave the camp to study at Smith College. In 1952 she received
a fellowship to go to Japan and collect folk tales. Her travels deepened her respect
for her ancestors' culture. Picture Bride portrays what many Japanese women might
have experienced when they first arrived in America in the early 20th century.