“Mizuko: True Spirit” @ Village Well – Jan. 27

Culver City’s favorite bookstore will be hosting Art Nomura speaking about his new book “Mizuko: True Spirit” on Friday, Jan. 27 2023, from 6 pm to 7 pm.

“Mizuko: True Spirit” is an epic American-immigrant tale of hardship, assimilation, and the eventual triumph that ensued. When the Takahashi’s, one of the wealthiest families in western Japan lost their great fortune in 1900, five-year old Mizuko Takahashi went from riches to rags. Mizuko’s lifetime in Japan and America offers the reader an intimate look into the world of an Asian immigrant. This book is the story of one woman’s efforts to surmount racism, sexism, and poverty in the 20th century.

Author Art Nomura is an artist and educator, as well as a husband, father of three, grandfather to three, brother to three, and first cousin to twenty-eight. Professor Emeritus from LMU. Born in Manzanar Concentration Camp, raised in South Central LA, Orange County, and East Los Angeles. An autodidact, yet graduated from Cal State LA, and UCLA. Being creative is a lifelong calling.

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