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Shishi mai, 1-1-43 1 PM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Shishi mai, 1-1-43 1 PM
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, January 1, 1943


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


3 drawings on paper (1 sheet) : ink ; 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink sketches of figures performing Shishi mai, or lion dance, for the New Year on January 1, 1943.
Top row image of two roughly sketched figures dressed as shishi, or lions.
Middle row images of roughly sketched man dressed as a Tengu on taka geta holding two long staves, and an undefined figure.
Bottom row of roughly sketched figure holding a small drum on his proper left leg and a masked figure standing next to him.
Drawing 97.106.1CO on recto of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top: 1-1-43 / 1PM, Shishi Mai.

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