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Mayor Kawabe farewell party entertainment, 11-6-42

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Mayor Kawabe farewell party entertainment, 11-6-42
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drawing
H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in
ink
paper
laminate

United States, November 6, 1942

(97.106.1DI)

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

Description

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

Ink portrait sketches of men, who performed at Mayor Kawabe's farewell party on November 6, 1942, identified by inscriptions in English and Japanese.
Top left sketch of a. mustached man wearing glasses, Mr. Hana, singing.
Top right sketch of the head of a bearded man, Shigenaga, the toastmaster of the party.
Middle left sketch of Hanamoto, a man with a goatee closing his eyes behind glasses chanting a poem .
Middle right sketch of Nishimoto, a man with chin lifted performing diary of a battlefield.
Bottom left sketch of Okada, a man with circles around eyes and dark lips reciting a story.
Bottom right sketch of Tamura, a smilin man with a 5 o'clock shadow chanting a poem.
Drawing 97.106.1DJ on verso of same sheet.

Inscription
Written in black ink, top: Mayor Kawabe Farewell Party. Entertainment. 11-6-42. Written in black ink, top row (left to right): Mr. Hama, Shigemaya / Toastmaster. Written in black ink on middle left image: Hanamoto, [In Japanese] Shingin. Written in black ink on middle right image: Nishimoto, [In Japanese, translated: diary of battlefield] Sensen Nikki. Written in black ink, bottom left image: Okada, [In Japanese] Naniwabushi. Written in black ink, bottom right image: Tamura, [In Japanese] Shingin. Writtein in pencil, bottom left corner: 25.

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