Fukuhara was interned with his parents, who were Japanese immigrants, at the Manzanar internment camp in California's Owens Valley during World War II. He would later reveal that he looked at spots for potential graves at Manzanar in a 1992 interview with the Los Angeles Times, "Seemed like a joke, but that's what we did."
Henry Fukuhara died of natural causes at a nursing home in Yorba Linda, California, on January 31, 2010, at the age of 96. He was survived by his wife, Fujiko Fukuhara; daughters, Joyce Bowersox, Grace Niwa and Helen Fukuhara; son, Rackham, two sisters, four brothers, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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- Woo, Elaine (2010-02-14). "Henry Fukuhara dies at 96; watercolorist led annual painting workshops at Manzanar". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- Los Angeles Times: "Henry Fukuhara dies at 96; watercolorist led annual painting workshops at Manzanar"
- Densho Encyclopedia: "Henry K. Fukuhara"
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