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Amatuer show : 10-3-42

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Amatuer show : 10-3-42
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

Lordsburg, N.M., October 3, 1942


Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada


5 drawings (1 sheet) on paper, laminated : ink, watercolor ; 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink drawing with watercolor in hues of blue, peach and green depicting a speech and four amateur performances at Lordsburg, New Mexico. Each performance is separated by black lines. Inscriptions in Japanese and English.
Clockwise, in the top left corner a man in a blue suit, Mayor Kawabe, gives a poetic speech in Japanese that translates as "Interns be proud you are nationals of Imperial Japan, If you are in a dark time, let's wait cheerfully until the dawn." Heads are visible at the foot of the stage. Text of speech in pink hued rectangles on left.
Top right, 1) Front and back view of a man, Mr. Ikuma, dressed as a Shinto priest in a hat and kimono with a crane on the back performing a famous Japanese Shinto song, Izumo Shinka ; side view of Ikuma playing a flute. Green details on sleves and bottom of kimono.
Bottom right, 2) Murakami of Alaska dances a Butoh, Yugure, holding a fan to the vocals of Kaneko.
Bottom left, 3) a man in blue suit, Hiro Fujita or Fujima, sings a folk song while standing behind a cloth covered table with blue highlights. Middle left, 4) a man in a black and gray cross-hatched suit, Mr. Tanaka of Honolulu, Hawaii, recites "Rokyoku" while standing behind a cloth covered table with gray highlights. Their faces are painted peach.

Japanese characters and English text written in black ink next to each performer. Top center : Amatuer Show [underlined two times] 10-3-42. Top left (In Japanese) : Intan [unreadable] homare kokoku tami / kurakutomo hogare nite matsu Yowake kana. Daiengekai puroguramu ; (In English) Mayor Kawabe Speech. 1. Top right (In Japanese) : Izumo Shinka / Fue kudari [unreadable] / Ikuma kun ; (In English) Ikuma - Honolulu. 2. Bottom right (In Japanese) : Butoh (Yugure) / Alasuka / Mai Kamimura / Uta Kaneko. 3. Bottom left (In Japanese) : [unreadable] / Hiro Fujita or Fujitama kun. 4. Middle left (In Jaanese) : Rokyoku Mori no Ishimatsu Tanaka kun / Honolulu. Written in black ink, bottom right corner : B6-C5.

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