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Engeikai, 2-1-43, 6:15 PM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Engeikai, 2-1-43, 6:15 PM
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in
ink
paper

United States, February 1, 1943

(97.106.1CG)

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

Description

2 drawings on paper (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 6.125 x 6 in. bottom image 3.375 x 6 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink drawings of curtained stage of an talent show, Engeikai, and of the start of the program on February 1, 1943, 6:15 PM.
Top image appears to be a sketch of drawing 97.106.1I depicting the curtained stage called the "Cherry Blossom Theater" and audience of a Lordsburg, New Mexico camp talent show. View of stage from back of audience in a wooden structure ; large white curtain spans stage decorated with smiling balloon heads of a female and a male in traditional Japanese hairstyles ; Japanese text on curtains indicate it was donated by the women in the Seagoville camp, Texas. Three other curtains hang along sides of stage. Strings of decorations hang from rafters above curtain.
Bottom drawing of a man in a suit stands on stage in front of a backdrop decorated with a pine tree bordered by screens.
Drawing 97.106.1CH on verso of same sheet.

Inscription
Written in black ink, top right corner: 2-1-43 6:15 PM. Written in black ink on top image, bottom right: Engei kai. Written in black ink on bottom image, bottom: Start. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 38.

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