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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in
ink
paper

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.100)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in.

A woman, Mine Okubo stands in the right foreground sketching a picture of the newly opened North Lake, an aquatic park built by Japanese American landscape architects and workers at Tanforan. A low bridge made of logs spans the lake. A bench sits on the opposite bank under the shade of several large trees. Three rows of barracks are visible in the background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 94. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 94. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 94.

History
Drawings for the book, Citizen 13660, began as sketches and drawings created by Okubo while incarcerated at Tanforan and Topaz to tell faithful friends about camp life and were intended for exhibition purposes. Drawing is on page 99 of book.

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