SiteMapNihongo
 Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

Okubo, Mine


Enlarge Image (87.8KB)

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

United States, 1942-1944

(2007.62.118)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.25 x 13 in., matted 16 x 20 in.

Woman with flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, carries oranges and lemons as she walks through train filled with exhausted passengers from Tanforan Assembly Center in California headed for the "Central Utah Relocation Center," a concentration camp in Topaz, Utah during World War II. Mine holds an armful of fruits at the far left of aisle that extends to right side between rows of grimacing people who hold their hands to their head, sleep or read on the two-night trip. The shades are drawn in background.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 112. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 112. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 112.

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 117 of book.

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management & Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (collections@janm.org).

 

 

Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum

 
janm.org home
Copyright © 1998-2017 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: (213) 625-0414