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Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada
1 drawing on paper : ink ; 9.5 x 6 in.
Ink rough sketch of two men pounding mochi at Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. One man bends over usu, or mortar, to turn mochi as another figure raises a mallet ove rhis proper right shoulder.
Drawing 97.106.2EQ on verso 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 pencil, bottom left corner: 78.
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