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[Samurai and bound commoner in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944]

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[Samurai and bound commoner in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944]
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photograph
H: 7.125 in, W: 5 in

Rohwer, Ark., November 12, 1944

(97.292.4F)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Three men dressed in Japanese costume as samurai and commoner on stage during Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944. One actor dressed as a commoner in plaid kimono stands in a wide stance with arms bound around chest by a cord that is held by an actor dressed as a guard in dark kimono and white headband in background in front of a Butsudan. Third actor dressed as a samurai in a light-colored kimono with a white circle on each shoulder and dark obi, kneels at BL looking at commoner. Shoji screens in background, R.

Inscription
Written in pencil on back, TL: 2-7-F Yamada, 1 / 3-10-D Yamauchi 2 / 20-4-C Ogata 1 / 25-3-F.Kume .3 Stamped in black ink on back: NOV 12 1944.

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