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[Porters talking to another commoner in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, October 21, 1944]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Porters talking to another commoner in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, October 21, 1944]
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photograph
H: 5 in, W: 7 in

Rohwer, Ark., October 21, 1944

(97.292.4L)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

Blurred image of three children dressed in Japanese costume as two porters talking to another commoner at work during Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, October 21, 1944. Both porters stand upstage holding wooden staves and wear leggings, sandals, loincloths, haragake (apron), obi, happi coats, tesashi (elbow-length arm protector), and wigs. Dressed in dark kimono, obi, leggings and large wig, the commoner kneels downstage in front of the prow of a boat holding a wooden paddle in proper right hand next to an angled board as he talks to porters over his shoulder. Footlight and microphone in foreground. Roofed structure behind porters.

Inscription
Written in pencil on back, L edge: Suzuki 39-3-D (1) Sasaki 34-7-F (1) Yano 34-12-F (1). Stamped in black ink on back, C: OCT 21 1944.

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