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[Kogan Yoshizumi, 49 sai, 7-30]

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

[Kogan Yoshizumi, 49 sai, 7-30]
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H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in

Lordsburg, N.M., 1942


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


2 drawings on paper, lined and laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; left image 4.125 x 3 in., right image 4.125 x 3 in., on sheet 6 x 9.5 in.

Ink portraits of two men, Yoshizumi Kogan and Ikko Yamamoto, at Lordsburg Justice Department Camp, New Mexico. Both drawings have double black line borders.
Left portrait of Yoshizumi Kogan, 49 year-old Sotoshu Buddhist missionary at Aiea Taiheiji, Hawaii, originally from Tokyo, Japan. Kogan wears a vertically striped button-down shirt and has a small mustache and his hair is parted on the proper right. He looks to the right of viewer. Visible from shoulders up.
Right portrait of Ikko Yamamoto, 41 year-old school principal in Honolulu, Hawaii, originally from Hiroshima, Japan. Yamamoto wears a horozontally striped button-down shirt. His short hair is parted on the proper left and looks to the left of viewer. Visible from the shoulders up.

Hoshida was one of the seven to nine hundred Japanese Americans in Hawaii who were incarcerated in Justice Department internment camps. He was acutely aware of the importance of recording his experiences through the pen and ink drawings and watercolors he made during his incarceration in five different locations. While Hoshida did not attempt to make any overt commentary on the interment, his drawings and sketches provide a continuous and detailed account of daily activities and his long journey from Hilo, Hawaii, to the desert of Arizona.

Written in black ink to left of left image (In Japanese): Tokyoshi Asakusa Sanyacho 1-12 / Sotoshu Kaikyoshi Aiea Taiheji jishoku / Kogan Yoshizumi 49 sai. Written in pencil below left image: B7 7-30. Written in black ink to left of right image (In Japanese): Hiroshimashi [unreadable] 27-1 / Honorurushi Futo Gakuencho / Yamamoto Ikko 41 sai. Written in pencil below right image: B7 7-30. Written in pencil, top left corner: 127.

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