SiteMapNihongo
 Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

[Shigeru Asada, Sake Eng.]

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

[Shigeru Asada, Sake Eng.]
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)

drawing
H: 6 in, W: 9.5 in
ink
paper
laminate

Lordsburg, N.M., 1942-1943

(97.106.2U)

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

Description

2 drawings on paper, lined and laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; left image 4.125 x 3 in., right image 4.125 x 3 in., on sheet 6 x 9.5 in.

Ink portraits of two men, Shigeru Asada and Minoru Nakano, at Lordsburg Justice Department Camp, New Mexico. Both drawings have black double line borders.
Left portraif of Shigeru Asada, sake engineer of Hilo, Hawaii originally from Hirshima, Japan. Asada is a stocky man with double-chin in a button-down shirt. He faces viewer and looks downward.
Right portrait of Minoru Nakano of Honolulu originally from Fukuoka, Japan. Nakano has a mustache and wears a dark button-down shirt. He faces viewer and looks downward.

Caption
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.

Inscription
Written in black ink to left of left image (In Japanese): Hiroshimaken Kamogun Kigashishiwamura Yoneyama / Hawai to Hiroshi 1122 / Asada Shigeru. Written in black ink to left of right image (In Japanese): Fukuokaken Ukihagun Kawanimura aza Maki / Honorurushi Waianae / Nakano Minoru. Written in pencil below left image: B4 7-29. Written in pencil below right image: B5 8-6. Written in pencil, top left corner: 136.

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 (collections@janm.org).

 

 

Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum

 
janm.org home
Copyright © 1998-2017 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: (213) 625-0414