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Mar. 25, 1945
Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada
1 drawing on paper : ink ; 6 x 9.5 in.
Ink drawing of a mountain and a tree in Denson, Arkansas on March 25, 1945. A large, sparse bush-like tree in foreground. A hill rises in background with sparse vegetation. To the left, three other hills rises in the background.
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, bottom right: 3-25-45.
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