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12-31-42

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

12-31-42
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in
ink
paper
laminate

United States, December 31, 1942

(97.106.1CR)

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

Description

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

Ink sketches of men preparing and pounding mochi for the New Year, identified by inscriptions, and a soldier in uniform on December 31, 1942.
Top left sketch of a man, Koide, in a cap bending over to turn mochi in the usu, or mortar.
Top middle sketch of another man, Sato, in glasses raises his kine, or pestle, to pound the mochi.
Top right sketch of a man in uniform standing with his hands in his pockets facing left.
Bottom left sketch of a man, Koide, running to a table as he carries a oval mass of mochi on the left.
Bottom right sketch of a man, Yano, swinging a kine over his right shoulder with his back to viewer ; visible from the waist up.
Drawing 97.106.1CR on recto of same sheet.

Inscription
Written in black ink, top left corner: 12-31-42. Written in black ink below each image (left to right): Koide, Sato, Koide, Yano

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