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Harbor City - Cal Sea Food Fish Cannery Calif '45 to '48

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

Harbor City - Cal Sea Food Fish Cannery Calif '45 to '48
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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 mochitsuki, Japanese New Year's custom of pounding mochi at the California Sea Food Fish Cannery in Harbor City, California. In foreground, women stand with backs to viewer as they lean over a table forming small Japanese rice cakes called mochi. Two men are visible in background raising kine, pestles, over their heads to pound rice into mochi in an usu (mortar). Outline of a trailer visible in background.

Written in pencil on legal size paper support : Harbor City - Cal Sea Food Fish Cannery Calif '45 to '48.

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