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Watching "Go" game

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Watching "Go" game
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, October 20, 1942


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


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

Ink sketches of individual portraits of men watching a Go game and a man performing utai.
Top left sketch is a full-length view of two men standing with backs to viewer ; man on left wearing striped clothing is Yamakawa.
Top right sketch of a man, Ando, seated on his knees in profile facing left as he chants from a text on stand in front of him.
Middle left sketch of a smoking man, Nakatsu, in profile facing right as he watches a Go game.
Middle center sketch of a man, Tasuhara, from the collar up, facing left and wearing glasses as he watches a Go game.
Middle right sketch is a portrait of a man, Arita, from the chest up as he watches a Go game ; shoulders are shaded.
Bottom left sketch of the back of a man's head and shoulders as he watches a Go game ; identified as Kagawa,
Bottom right sketch of the back of a man, Ikeda, leaning his left hand on his thigh as he watches a Go game ; he wears glasses.
Drawing 97.106.1DL on verso of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top right corner: 10-20-42. Written in black ink, top row (left to right): Yamakawa, [unidentified], Ando "Utai" Written in black ink, middle row (left to right): Nakatsu, Tatsuhara, Arita Written in black ink, bottom row (left to right): Kagawa, Ikeda. Written in black ink, bottom left corner within black border: Watching / "Go" Game. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 22.

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