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Yohai shiki, Jan. 1, 1943, 10 AM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Yohai shiki, Jan. 1, 1943, 10 AM
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

Lordsburg, N.M., January 1, 1943


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


2 drawings on paper (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 5 x 6 in., bottom image 4.5 x 6 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink drawings of Yohai shiki, a Shinto New Year prayer service altar in recreation hall, and a group of figures possibly dancing a New Year's dance on January 1, 1943 at Lordsburg.
Top image depicts a three tiered Shinto altar on wooden flooring ; large bottom tier has okasane, an offering of mochi with fruit on top made for the New Year placed in the center ; smaller middle tier has symmetrical display of two stands with folded paper, two smaller vases of an auspicious plant and large central ornate object ; small top tier has a kakejuku, or a hanging scroll. On right side of altar is a scroll of a pine and the sun.
Bottom image of five roughly sketched figures standing in a line and appear to be dancing ; second figure on left has hands raised ; two figures on right end hold hands.
Drawing 97.106.1CP is on verso of same sheet.

Written in black ink on top image: Yohai Shiki, Jan 1, 1943 10:AM

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