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Japanese New YorkMigrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage$
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Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839413

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.001.0001

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City of Stories

City of Stories

Finding Japanese New York

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Japanese New York

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter offers a “map” of artistic Japanese migrants in New York City. It begins by presenting brief snapshots of some Japanese migrant artists in NYC, who are all members of the so-called creative class, and within it work specifically in “supercreative” fields. It then provides a short history of postwar Japanese international travel, along with the history of external migration, particularly of creative people such as artists and intellectuals. It also examines how the mobility of Japanese migrant artists began, and how Japanese came to leave their country in the first place. It shows that contemporary Japanese migrants, particularly the independent artists who go to NYC and other cities, are difficult to categorize. They are at once travelers, sojourners, and migrants, and their time abroad might be characterized as a kind of extended travel.

Keywords:   travel, Japanese migrants, New York City, Japanese migrant artists, creative class, Japan, migration, mobility

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