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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.25 in, W: 13 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


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

A woman, Mine Okubo, watches two men play a game of goh on a bench outside barrack 16. The two men, both in wide-brimmed hats, sit on the bench with the board and game pieces, in a bowl, placed between them. A third man, with his back to the viewer, watches while seated on a folding stool.

Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 100. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 100. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 100.

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 105 of book.

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