Kawakami, Barbara Fusako

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KAWAKAMI, Barbara Fusako

KAWAKAMI, Barbara Fusako. American (born Japan), b. 1921. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, History, Local history/Rural topics, Biography, Documentaries/Reportage, Translations. Career: Professional dressmaker and designer, 1938-78; Leeward Community College, Community Services Program, sewing instructor, 1975-78; University of Hawaii, Manoa, Community Services Program, sewing instructor, 1978; Hawaii Public Television ARCHIVE Project, researcher, writer, associate producer, interviewer, translator, and costumer, 1985-89; Talk Story Festival, storyteller, 1989-96; Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, advisory council member, 1990-. Served as historical consultant for film Picture Bride, 1995; Niho-jima mura Museum, advisory council, historian, and researcher. Publications: Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii, 1885-1941, 1993. Contributor of poetry and fiction to newspapers and periodicals. Address: 94-421 Alapoai St, Mililani, HI 96789, U.S.A.