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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, February 1, 1943


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


6 drawings on paper (1 sheet) : ink ; top left image 3.375 x 3.375 in., top right image 3.375 x 2.125 in., middle left image 3.5 x 3.25 in., middle right image 3.375 x 2.5 in., bottom left image 2.125 x 2.5 in., bottom right image 2.75 x 3.125 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink sketches of costumed performers and seated audience members, with inscriptions in Japanese and English of talent show held February 1, 1943.
Top left sketch of a man standing on right side holding long scroll extending to the left while performing the Yasugi folksong of Shimane prefecture.
Top right sketch of a man standing in profile facing left performing comical Choina.
Middle left sketch of a person dancing "Autumn night" with fan in Japanese female costume and headdress on wooden floor. Japanese writing crossed out in inset box.
Middle right sketch of three men seated in audience, Lieutenant Wedler, Lieutenant Bond and Captain Doles.
Bottom left sketch of a man, Shigeru Yagi, facing the viewer at a podium singing "Soshu yakyoku", a song about China.
Bottom right sketch of a man standing in profile facing right playing a flute.
Drawing 97.106.1CH on recto of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top left corner: 2-1-43. Written in black ink on top left image, left (In Japanese): Yasugi bushi. Written in black ink on top right image, right (In Japanese): Choina. Written in black ink on middle left image, left (In Japanese): Buyo / Aki no yoru. Written in black ink, middle right image: Lt. Weller, Lt. Bond, Capt. Doles. Written in black ink on bottom left image, left (In Japanese): Soshu yakyoku Yagi Shigeru. Written in black ink on bottom right image, top right (In Japanese): [unreadable]. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 39.

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