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Chushingura "Kudanme"

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Chushingura "Kudanme"
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United States, 1942-1943


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


2 drawings on paper, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 3.875 x 6 in., bottom image 5.625 x 6 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink sketches of two performances at Engeikai at Justice Department Camp on March 14, 1943.
Top sketch of performance of "Kudanme" scene 9 of Chushingura with three female figures dressed in kimono and seated on floor with hands in lap. Figure on left has head completely covered by cloth, figure in middle has elaborate headress, and figure on right is dressed in dark kimono. Raised dias in background.
Bottom sketch of two men playing violin and shakuhachi duet. Man on left wears a shirt and tie while he plays a violin facing a music stand. Man on right stands behind a music stand playing a shakuhachi hidden by music sheets.
Drawing 97.106.1ES on recto of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top: 3-14-43. Written in black ink on top image, left: Chushingura / Kudanme. Written in black ink on bottom image, right: Biorin shakuhachi go.

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