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Jan. 1, 1943, 6:45 AM

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Jan. 1, 1943, 6:45 AM
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drawing

ink
paper
laminate

Lordsburg, N.M., 1943

(97.106.1FJ)

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

Description

2 drawings on paper, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 5.375 x 6 in., bottom image 4.125 x 6 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink sketches of men in barracks and a performance of lion dance, "Shishi Mai" at Lordsburg Justice Department Camp, New Mexico on January 1, 1943.
Top sketch of four men, Y. Mizutani, T. Shindo, K. Takata, Y. Hata, seated at a picnic table at left inside barracks and another man, T.Nakatsu, standing with arms crossed in center. Another man, T. Kanno, sits on a bed in background near door and heater.
Bottom sketch of five figures dressed as Tengu (long-nose heavenly being) and two Shishi (lions) and dancers at head of parade around compound. Second figure from left has a large nose and walks on high geta carrying a staff.
Drawing 97.106.1FI on recto of same sheet.

Inscription
Written in black ink on top image, bottom right corner: Jan. 1, 1943 / 6:45 AM. Written in black ink on top image (left to right): Y. Mizutani, T. Shindo, K. Takata, Y. Hata, T. Nakatsu, T. Kanno. Written in black ink on bottom image: Shishi Mai / 1 PM.

History
Identification of location and content based on autobiography of artist (p. 369) (cht 01.27.2004).

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