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Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

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H: 8 in, W: 10.5 in

United States, ca. 1942-1945


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper ; 8 x 10.5 in.

Pencil drawing of people pounding mochi and making rice cakes in the Japanese New Year's custom of Mochitsuki. On the left, three men use kine (pestle) to pound glutinous rice in the usu (mortar). Two people form mochi, rice cakes, into small round balls on table, right. Two punched holes at top of paper.

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