Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

[Carole, 3-4-44]

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

[Carole, 3-4-44]
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)

H: 9.5 in, W: 6 in

Denson, Ark., 1944


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


2 drawing on paper (1 sheet) : ink ; 9.5 x 6 in.

Ink sketch portrait of the artist's daughter, Carole, seated and another sketch of her proper left leg.
Top left sketch of Carole sitting with both hands holding onto a vertical bar across her lap as she lifts her proper right leg and her proper right leg dangles down. She has short hair with bangs and is wearing shoes.
Bottom left sketch of Carole's proper left leg with shoe.
Drawing 97.106.2EA on recto of same sheet.

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, top left corner: 3-6-44 / Carole [underlined].

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management & Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (



Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum home   ▪   Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1998-2019 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: 213.625.0414