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Hoshida, George [ bio ]

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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, December 31, 1942


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 sketches of men, some identified by inscription, pounding mochi, a stove with a large pot for steaming rice, and a seated man.
Top row consists of two roughly sketched portraits of two men, George and Kenjo, visible from the waist up lifting kine, or pestle, to pound mochi ; on left, George faces viewer and holds kine over his proper left shoulder ; Kenjo stands in profile facing left with kine in air ; two small incomplete sketches between portraits.
Middle center image depicts two men poking mochi in usu, or mortar, with long sticks in center ; both men stand with backs to viewer ; Inouye stands on left.
Middle right image is a small sketch of a man lifting kine over his proper right shoulder.
Bottom left image consists of a large pot on a stove with a large three tiered wooden box on top ; steam rises from under cover with handle at top.
Bottom right image is a sketch of a man seated with hands on lap facing left.
Drawing 97.106.1CR on verso of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top right corner: 12-31-42. Written in black ink on individual images: George, Kinjo, Inouye. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 33.

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