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Sekitori Senryo

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Sekitori Senryo
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in
ink
paper

United States, 1942-1943

(97.106.1CJ)

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

Description

9 drawings on paper (1 sheet) : ink ; bottom right image 3.25 x 3.625 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink sketches of costumed performers called Nihon gekidan, Theatrical group of Japan, performing play about a sumo wrestler, and of the camp commander, identified by inscription.
Top row sketches of a female figure from the back and front and two sketches of men from chest up.
Middle row sketches of a figure wearing a hat facing right, a seated female figure in kimono facing left, and a undefined sketch on right.
Bottom left sketch of two figures, one visible from the chest up and facing the viewer with another figure standing behind him to the right.
Bottom right sketch separated by border of a balding man in glasses and soldiers uniform, Camp commander at Lordsburg, Colonel Louis A. Ledbetter.

Inscription
Written in black ink, top left (In Japanese): Sekitori Senryo [unreadable] / Nihon gekidan. Written in two different black inks on bottom right image: Camp Commander Col. Ledbetter

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