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Picture Bride

Picture Bride showing at opening of Bishop Museum Exhibit

If you haven’t seen the movie Picture Bride before, you can catch it as part of the opening day festivities for a new Bishop Museum Exhibit: Textured Lives – Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawaii. Here’s a look back at the groundbreaking Hawaii film and its director, the late Kayo Hatta. She was […]

Picture Bride

Picture Bride

Heard on NPR – In the early 1900s, thousands of Japanese women crossed the Pacific to marry Japanese plantation workers in Hawaii. Because those marriages were arranged through photographs and letters, the young women became known as “Picture Brides.” Their story is told in the movie titled Picture Bride.


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