A native of Riverside, Mine Okubu was incarcerated in two internment camps during World War II. Entering a magazine contest with a drawing of a camp guard, she was discovered Fortune Magazine and offered a job in New York, leading to her release from camp. She lived in NY for 50 years, creating artwork that was exhibited around the world. The Mine Okubu Collection is the largest and most compete body of materials illustrating mid-century Japanese American history spanning the pre-war, wartime, and post war periods. As a social activist, writer and artist, her depiction of life in American internment camps gave voice to more than 120,000 Japanese American internees.
Location: 3855 Market St. Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: 951- 222-8846