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Barakku utai kai

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Barakku utai kai
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, January 7, 1943


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


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

Ink drawings of men chanting a No drama text, identified by inscriptions in Japanese, January 7, 1943.
Top left image of man, Tomizo Kanno, seated on knees before a shokendai, or reading table, with hands on thighs as he chants.
Top right portrait of a man, Ikeda, in glasses with eyes downcast, visible from the chest up.
Middle right portrait of a man's head with eyes closed and mouth open.
Bottom left portraitd of a mustached man, Gentaro Arita, chanting with eyes closed.
Bottom right portrait of a man, Ichiro Nakagawa, wearing glasses and chanting "Medetakere" with eyes shut.
Drawing 97.106.1CL on verso of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top (In Japanese): Barakku utai kai 1-7-43. Written in black ink on top left image: Utai / Kanno Tomizo. Written in black ink on top right image, right: Ikeda. Written in black ink on left image: Arita Gentaro. Written in black ink between bottom images: "Medetakere." Written in black ink on bottom right image: Nakagawa Ichiro Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 37

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