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Exploring the versatility of Japanese washi paper at the Bellevue Art Museum

“Washi,” meaning “Japanese paper,” is known for its strength and versatility. In Japan, it has been used for art forms as diverse as calligraphy, fashion and architecture. Made from wood pulp, washi has long...

Artist Michelle Kumata explores the complexities of Nikkei experience in the U.S. and Brazil...

What We Carry / O que nos carregamos is an exhibition of work by Michelle Kumata, a 3.5 generation Japanese American artist. The exhibit explores the trauma and beauty of the Japanese diaspora in...