[Traveling blind musician and companion in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944]
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November 12, 1944
Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family
1 photographic print : b&w;
Young woman and girl dressed in Japanese costume as a blind musician being led by companion during a Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 21, 1944. Dressed in dark kimono with light colored lining, straw cape and white cloth over wig, actress on left walks with closed eyes and shamisen on her back while grasping with both hands one end of a bamboo stick; the other end is held by the other young actress who wears a kimono with maple leaf patterned furisode sleeves as she walks to the right. Striped backdrop.
Written in pencil on back, L edge: 15-6-D Morimaka (3) / 11-2-C Yamasaki (3) / 3-10-D Yamauchi (1) / 20-4-C Ogata (1). Written in ink on back, TC: 8. Stamped in black ink on back, C: NOV 12 1944.
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