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[Couple apprehended by samurai and two men in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Couple apprehended by samurai and two men in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas]
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H: 4.75 in, W: 6.875 in

Rohwer, Ark., 1942-1945


Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family


1 photographic print : b&w;

In Japanese costume, a couple is apprehended by a samurai and two men during a Kabuki performace in Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, 1942-1945. Two men in kimono and headcloths grab man in kimono, leggings, wig and makeup seated on ground at L; man holds bamboo stick in proper L hand as he points toward woman. Samurai in kimono, striped hakama, swords, wig and makeup grabs the proper L arm of resisting woman at R. Woman wears dark kimono with light-colored bodice, wig and makeup. Microphone on stage, C. Teapot hangs from a tripod near fence. Mount Fuji on backdrop behind torn screen in background. Two footlights in foreground. Slightly blurred.

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