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Profile (Cliff Karhu) #484244

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 10, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Westerner who is Japan's best-known artist.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

(Kyoto, Japan) Karhu 1st came here as GI in 1947. He's wood-block artist, master of Japanese flute, and does excellent calligraphies. He's ntl. celebrity. He speaks language well and understands Japanese humor. He only wears kimonos. [KARHU - praises Japanese food. Has to sketch when he sees something. Straight line and definite color used in his art. Describes Japanese. Anything can be beautiful.] He and son make flutes. Plays with Japanese musical group. [KARHU - says must be present at art showings at department stores.] 2 older Karhu children in United States schools; 3rd to leave Japan for boarding school. Lois Karhu teaches English and helps organization shows. [KARHU - recites sayings about future. Japan is my home. Couldn't exist anywhere else.]
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

Reynolds, Jack;
Snyder, Tom

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