Roger Shimomura is a 3rd generation American citizen of Japanese descent, who was born in Seattle, Washington. In recent years much of his work has reflected, with humor, the common, subtle references that some people make to connect him to stereotypical “oriental” traits. Much of Roger's work also references his time as a child with his family in one of the Japanese American internment camps.
“Whether we admit it or not, we are all influenced by other cultures.”
– Roger Shimomura –
This image reflects Roger's interest in both American pop culture and Japanese prints.