I had low expectations and just hoped to get through it. Made-for-television movies are distributed in 4:3 small screen. Although the says picture bride the story doesn't show a cliche romance between the bride and her future husband. I was actually pretty disappointed in this book. Yoshiko love Yoshiko, born on November 24, 1921, was the second daughter of Japanese immigrant parents Takashi and Iku. Refusing to consummate the union, she begins looking for ways to pay for her return journey, with the help of her sole friend Tomita. Echoes of The Color Purple and The Joy Luck Club abound, but we are spared the domestic violence that so many filmmakers fall back on to reinforce the heroine's misery.
She is however obligated to work on the plantation. I enjoyed reading about the cultural differences between our two countries and the sacrifices these people made to fit in in a new culture and community. The movie deals with the trials and tribulations of this life: seeking the means to return to Japan, living in a marriage without love, and coping with the hardships of working as a farm laborer. Perhaps I am making unfair assumptions about parts of her story the reader is left to merely infer. And the characters really show no emotion, and she doesn't even really describe what they are feeling. Her story is intertwined with others: her husband, Taro Takeda, an Oakland shopkeeper; Kiku and her husband Henry, who reject demeaning city work to become farmers; Dr.
Taro Takeda lives in Oakland. It gives you emotions when your reading it and you can picture every scene in your head. Picture Bride won the coveted Audience Award for Best Dramatic Film at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. An evidence from that would be, she held a photo of him when she was still in Japan. She switches points-of-view way too often, but randomly so it didn't really make much sense.
Powerful descriptions of life inside the dusty, cold, barren desert concentration camp in Utah, with the completely unsuitably beneficent name of Topaz. A kindly local white lady inquires after the two young Japanese women when they bring the fresh laundry, but belongs to another world. They had such dreams for themselves which were mo I enjoyed this novel about a young Japenese picture bride coming to San Fransico to marry a man she has never met. However, I really love this book because it contains, drama, history, romance, and a little bit of humour. There is so much she could have done with this book, so much material she could have worked with to make an amazing story- but it just fell flat.
I felt like it was disingenuous to have her settle into her new life in a mixed marriage so comfortably. However, unfortunately, this is one of those heartfelt pictures that fails so utterly to convey the maker's passion for the subject that you are left feeling alternately ignorant and bored. I had low expectations and just hoped to get through it. She is one of the few who is daring enough to reach out and try to create just such a life. I didn't cry, but I did feel a little depressed when I finished the book.
The first thing that i liked in this book is its key concept. I found myself editing this novel. Actually I had an experience in Los Angeles where this idea that some people resent Asian presence. Or an incredibly written book with a weak plot and I can still savor your language. If I had cried that means that this book has touched my heart. At first she regretted marrying him, but now she realizes that he wasn't so bad. She saw pictures of him and they wrote letters to each other back and forth, but what if he is not what you expected when you meet him? Riyo becomes friends with another woman, Kana Tamlyn Tomita , who came over as a bride as well.
Riyo begins saving money to return to Japan, but tragic events make her evaluate where she belongs. There is a supernatural element to the picture; perhaps the cane fields are inhabited by ghosts, and indeed, Riyo sees one, in an affecting scene near the end. During the book, there are lots of different events that made me want to keep reading, there are sad, happy, and even funny events in the book. You can write a badly written book with a great plot and I'll forgive you - plot can save you. I was walking down Hollywood Blvd. She meets more obstacles and continues to stay away from her husband until a tragedy befalls Kana. Yoshiko loved to write, and her stories played out on pieces of brown wrapping paper.
Hana then later on have trouble relating to her daughter who is American because she doesn't speak the same language. Then the rest of the book, she becomes weak and meek and does everything she can to become the perfect suppressed Japanese wife. The writing style was my favourite while I was reading this book because it gives you a lot of details, which make me feel part of the story. Deals with cultural tension between 1st and 2nd generation and internment during the war. I remember this book as being a decent read that brought me a lot of insight into the Japanese internment camps in America.