[T. Sagara, 10/26/1944]
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Oct. 26, 1944
Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada
1 drawing on paper, lined : pencil, ink ; image 5.125 x 4 in., on sheet 9.5 x 6 in.
Pencil and ink portrait sketch of a man, T. Sagara, on a sheet of paper glued to lined sheet. Sagara is dressed in a brimless cook's hat and and apron over a short-sleeved shirt at Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona on October 26, 1944. He is smiling and his eyes are closed.
Drawing 97.106.2EW 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 pencil on image, bottom: 10/26/44 T. Sagara.
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