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Okubo, Mine

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H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in

United States, 1942-1945


Gift of Mine Okubo Estate


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 profile in the foreground among a crowd lining the road to welcome new residents arriving by bus from Tule Lake. Passengers descend from a bus parked in front of an induction barrack. Two figures sit on the roof of the barrack while another sits in a window frame. Two men stand on a wooden crate to look in another window. A man stands in a clearing with two dogs. Four barracks are visible in the background.

Signed at bottom left corner: Mine. Written in pencil, bottom right corner: 191. Written and circled in pencil, bottom left corner: 191. Stamped in black ink on back, top left corner: 5191. Written in pencil on back, bottom right corner: 191.

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 201 of book.

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