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[Traveling blind musician and companion in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Traveling blind musician and companion in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944]
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photograph
H: 5 in, W: 7.125 in

Rohwer, Ark., November 12, 1944

(97.292.4M)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

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.

Inscription
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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