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Okubo, Mine


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drawing
H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in
ink
paper

United States, 1942-1945

(2007.62.179)

Gift of Mine Okubo Estate

Description

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

A woman with a flipped forelock of hair and cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo, stands in the right foreground holding a single flower while women around her assemble memorial wreaths for the funeral service of James Wakasa. Five women sit at a table preparing the paper flowers, while another, wearing a dark dress and apron stands decorating a wooden cross with flowers. A sixth woman in the left foreground holds two flowers and waits to place them on the cross.

Inscription
Signed at bottom right corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 172. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 172. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 172.

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 181 of book.

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