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[Old man, woman and young woman in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, October 21, 1944]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Old man, woman and young woman in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, October 21, 1944]
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photograph
H: 5 in, W: 7 in

Rohwer, Ark., October 21, 1944

(97.292.4R)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Old man, woman and young woman dressed in Japanese costume kneel on floor during a Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, October 21, 1944. Male actor at L wears dark kimono, wig and make up to appear old. Woman in C wears black haori over kimono, white make up and wig as she sits with hands folded in lap and downcast eyes. At R, young female actor in patterned kimono with long furisode sleeves, wig with elaborate hair ornaments and white makeup sits with proper R hand raised to face. Footlights in foreground. Noren with two vertical slits covers doorway in background. Altar in background, R.

Inscription
Written in pencil on back: 1. Nagai 34-1-D (2) Stamped in black ink on back: OCT 21 1944

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