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Yoshiko Uchida

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.