Tule Lake Stockade Diary

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Tule Lake Stockade Diary

by Tatsuo Ryusei Inouye

A rare wartime diary that sheds a light on Tatsuo Inouye’s fight for dignity during a three month long struggle in a freezing, chaotic high security stockade. He drew inner strength from his judo training and writing a detailed account of the food daily. Photos include images from the 1932 Olympic’s judo team, war years, and reunification of the broken family.

Artwork by daughter, Masako, is included. She was a delicate four-year-old whose healing finally began as she shaped her memories in clay seventy years later.

Hardbound: 256 pp.