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[Hayashino Shigeaki, 52, Oct. 1, 1942]

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

[Hayashino Shigeaki, 52, Oct. 1, 1942]
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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, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; left image 4.125 x 2.875 in., right image 4.125 x 2.875 in., on sheet 6 x 9.5 in.

Ink portraits of two men, Shigeaki Hayashino and Morishige Furuya, at Lordsburg Justice Department Camp, New Mexico. Both drawings have black line borders.
Left portrait of Shigeaki Hayashino, Motion picture theatre circuit owner in Stockton, California, originally from Nara, Japan. Hayashino is balding and wears glasses. He is turned slightly to the left and looks to left edge. He wears a jacked over a mandarin collared shirt.
Right portrait of Morishige Furuya, 62 year-old gardner of Los Angeles, California, originally from Yamanashi, Japan. Furuya is turned three-quarters view to the left. He wears glasses and has a receding hairline with wispy hair. He wears a jacket over a shirt.

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 below left image: 2004 S. San Joaquin St. / Stockton Calif. Age 52 / Oct 1. 1942. Written in black ink to left of left image (In Japanese and English): / Hayashino Shigeaki / Motion Picture Theatre Circuit OWNER. Written in black ink to left of right image (In Japanese and English): / 62 sai / 3748 La Salle Ave / Los Angeles Calif Furuya Morishige. Written in pencil, top left corner: 149.

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