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Gokurosama: Contemporary Photographs of the Nisei in Hawai'i


Sumie Ushijima

"When I drove by this small barber shop on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo, I was instantly attracted to it and instinctively thought I would find a Nisei inside. I went in to the shop and it was like walking into a different time period. I introduced myself to the Nisei barber, Sumie, who surprisingly was willing to be photographed by a complete stranger. The Ushijima Barber closed down in 2005."

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Sumie Ushijima/Ushijima Barber
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Photograph by Brian Sato. Included in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue, Gokurōsama: Contemporary Photographs of the Nisei in Hawai‘i which opened at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and is … More »

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