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Hato Maunten bungei : dai ni go

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

Hato Maunten bungei : dai ni go
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H: 10.5 in, W: 8 in

United States, ca. 1942-1945


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper ; image 8.5 x 7 in., on sheet 10.5 x 8 in.

Pencil drawing of rows of barracks behind barbed wire below a guard tower on a hill in winter. In foreground, three snowcapped posts with barbed wire run diagonally left to bottom right next to path extending down hill toward rows of barracks in the distance ; smoke issues from three tall smokestacks. Part of one building visible on right side with icicles hanging from eaves of snow covered roof. Barracks on left side diminish in size down the hill. A guard tower sits atop a large hill rising above barracks in background. Rectangle with Japanese text is drawn over clouds swirling in the sky and translates to "Heart Mountain literature, Number 2."

Written in pencil, top (In Japanese): Hato Maunten bungei : dai ni go

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