“Gaman,” is the Japanese word for “to bare the seemingly unbearable with dignity and patience.”
Please take a few minutes to watch this video of the art and crafts made by Japanese-Americans that were interned in to camps after Pearl Harbor. Truly amazing pieces. The spirit and dedication to detail is inspiring to all artists. The conditions they lived in were substandard but to imagine how they made all of these pieces is astounding and I complained about not having a studio.