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[Cast pulling boat while woman paddles in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Cast pulling boat while woman paddles in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas]
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photograph
H: 5 in, W: 7.125 in

Rohwer, Ark., 1942-1945

(97.292.4O)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Four actors in Japanese costume pull man on "boat" while woman paddles on stage during Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, 1944. At L, the actors pull a long rope attached to a wagon on which a man in kimono sits cross-legged, pushing with pole. Another man in light-colored kimono stands in C, slightly blurred. An actor in a young female kimono stands at R paddling, slightly blurred. Heads of audience are visible at B edge.

Inscription
Written in pencil on back, L edge: 25-3-F Kuma 2 mai [In Japanese] / 11-2-C Yamasaki 1 / 38-3-A Masuka 1 / 15-6-D Morimaka 1. Written in pencil on back, R edge: 5 12 E Mori 1. Written in blue ink on back: 6.

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