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Meet Rose the prostitute lived in misfortunate disteny.
Portrait is Rose hiding behind the feather-fan.
132 years ago Rose was a prostitute living in the upstair of
White Eagle, Portland Oregon. She fell in love with a youngman came to the parlor and danced with her. Consequently, he was killed and she commited suicide. water-color on 140lb.coldpress


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1968, married to African American Airforce underground communication specialist.
Moved in US at the fall of Saigon, 1972. Witnessed and lived the history of America from 3 directions.
I love USA the country i chose as i am proud of Japan I was born.

There has been quite a ride. I can’t speak all in few paragraphs but i am happy and fullfilled for the life I have chosed to live.

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    Oh what a sad story; and the sadness shows through her eye, even if she tries to hide herself with a fan. Beautiful work.

  • Thanks Mui, women who lived in our passed strike my heart deeply, I cry just think about them. I tried to put sadness but also unescapable disparado in expression.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghalmost 2 years ago

    Sad story but such beautiful work.

  • Thanks Lorraine, I paint and scrape, change over and over again until finally my intention appears in her expression.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Robyn, I thought of you when I put head dress on her.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • banrai
    banraialmost 2 years ago

    fine painting

  • Thanks banrai, this is not where I want to go but I wanted paint her this way.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Tokiko x

  • Thanks Irene, misfortune of the women’s history hits me deep in my heart.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • down23
    down23almost 2 years ago

    Such beauty from such tragedy. You never cease to amaze me Tokiko. Wow!!!!

  • Thanks lebbi, we understand and emphathise lives of misfortunate women from every shadow of the history and beyond, aren’t we!

    – TokikoAnderson

  • linskudd
    linskuddalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful painting, but such a sad story.

  • Thanks Lindsay, I wish I’ll bring her in moral conscious in public. I’ll desplay her in my studio.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadealmost 2 years ago

    Tragic….your work holds some mystery in her expression and hiding…excellent

  • Thanks Mark, there are a lot story and feelings beyond what we learn from literature. The artworks make it possible to come out limitlessly because there are no words:D

    – TokikoAnderson

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks Canyon, I display her on halloween in my studio. I revive halloween as no other, no violent murder, grotesque, eery ghost story but remembering tragic misfortune of some out of many women lived in history.

    – TokikoAnderson

  • CRose
    CRosealmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on a well-deserved Feature!
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  • Thanks CRose, spirit of Rose in West Coast moved you.

    – TokikoAnderson

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