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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in

United States, 1942-1944


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


1 drawing on paper : ink ; image 9.75 x 14.5 in.

Five pro-Japanese camp leaders, wearing hats and overcoats, and carrying sticks, appear to intimidate a man into not signing the general registration, which questions loyalty. A sixth, sympathetic to the others stands in the right foreground. A woman in a dark coat, Mine Okubo sticks her tongue out at one of the men. A single barrack is visible in the upper right background.

Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 168. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 168. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 168.

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 177 of book.

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