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Rokyoku "Futari Inari"

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Rokyoku "Futari Inari"
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, October 3, 1942


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


4 drawings on paper, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 3.5 x 6 in., middle image 2.25 x 6 in., bottom left image 3.25 x 3.25 in., bottom right image 2.75 x 3.25 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink drawings of performances at talent show on October 3, 1942, identified by Japanese inscriptions.
Top drawing of man in kimono standing behind low podium on stage reciting the rokyoku "Futari Inari." Two other podiums with flower vases sit on either side ; a screen of the moon and pine in backgroun. The tops of the audience's heads are visible in the foreground, two men's heads in particular are drawn in center. It is similar to the drawing 97.106.1DU.
Middle drawing numbered 21 of five figures dressed in female kimonos dancing the new cherry blossom dance, Shin Sakura ondo, with heads covered.
Bottom left drawing numbered 22 of a man, Soyama, reciting poem of cherry blossoms called "Sakurabana no uta." He stands behind a podium facing the viewer with hands on hips.
Bottom right drawing numbered 23 of a man, Akiyama, in a suit standing behind a podium chanting the idiot sutra "Hidakyo." A man's face with open mouth and shoulders is on the podium.

Written in black ink, top right corner: 10-3-42. Written in black ink on top image, left (In Japanese): Rokyoku "Futari Inari" Written in black ink on middle image, left (In Japanese): 21 Shin Sakura ondo. Written in black ink on bottom left image, left (In Japanese): 22 Shigin "Sakurabana no uta" Soyama. Written in black ink on bottom right image, left (In Japanese): "Hidakyo" Akiyama. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 13.

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