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Rappa "Nihon kyoka" : Ogawa

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Rappa "Nihon kyoka" : Ogawa
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H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

United States, 1943


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


4 drawings on paper (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 3 x 3 in., middle image 5.75 x 6 in., bottom left image 3.625 x 3.75 in., bottom right image 3.75 x 2.25 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink sketches of people performing at talent show on February 1, 1943.
Top left sketch of a man, Ogawa, playing Japanese music on the trumpet.
Middle sketch of grop of five figures called Ryodaitai bigen den (group of beauties in both blocks) dressed in kimono dancing the sakura ondo.
Bottom left sketch of a comedy act by a duo, Mr. and Mrs. Sunagawa. A man dressed in a kimono faces the audience behind a podium while another figure faces him on the right.
Bottom right sketch of a man visible from the waist up singing solo, Ino Tamanao.
Drawing 97.106.1ET on verso of same sheet.

Written in black ink, top right: 2-1-43. Written in black ink on top left image (In Japanese): Rappa "Nihon kyoka" Ogawa. Written in black ink on middle image (In Japanese): Sakura ondo ryodaitai bigen den. Written in black ink on bottom left image (In Japanese): Kakeai manzai Sunagawa fufu. Written in black ink on bottom right image (In Japanese): Rokusho Ino Tamanao. Written in pencil, bottom left corner: 40.

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