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Arthur Okamura Memorial Page

Elizabeth Tuomi Memorial Page

7-18-09 - More photos of Arthur and Bobo from Bill Braasch. He sends:

Three more photos of Arthur and here are two more

Arthur making woodblock prints with his student Vera for Bill's 60th b'day

Arthur's Bozart's class. That means Bolinas Arts.

Link to a photo from another page - that's Arthur on the sax. Bobo is Bolinas.

Bill's Bobo photo page

and Another Bobo photo page by Bill

and more

8-16-14 - Joel Weishaus collaborated with Arthur on "Oxherding" and "The Healing Spirit of Haiku," which has just been reissued.  Books by Joel Weishaus

7-17-09 - Photos of the cremation ceremony for Arthur Okamura by Bill Braasch.

7-13-09 - Obituary for Arthur Okamura by Paul Liberatore in the Marin IJ (CA).







710-09 - Arthur Okamura, Marin artist and old friend, died suddenly today in Bolinas while walking his dog. Arthur started sitting with Suzuki Roshi and received lay ordination from Baker Roshi and is known to many old-timers. He will be missed.

Arthur is survived by his wife Kitty and children Beth, Jonathon, Jane, and Ethan. His first marriage was to Suzuki student Elizabeth Tuomi with whom he remained close throughout his life.

brief bio

Braunstein/Quay Gallery page on Arthur

Many good photos of Arthur, Kitty, and Bolinas if you scroll down a bit

Wikipedia on Arthur


Arthur's art at the Claudia Chapline Gallery in Stinson Beach, California

The Paper Propeller Book (of tricks) by Arthur

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A photo by Lloyd Kahn of a recent painting

in his studio

two paintings   

 book covers  


with Joanne Kyger

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