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[Man wiping another man's sword in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Man wiping another man's sword in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas]
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photograph
H: 5 in, W: 7.125 in

Rohwer, Ark., 1942-1945

(97.292.4T)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Two men in Japanese costume stand and kneel on stage as one wipes the sword of the other during a Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, 1942-1945. Dressed in geometric-patterned kimono, man at L kneels holding of sword blade in a white cloth between his raised hands. Man in gray kimono and ronin wig at R stands with proper L arm extending out and proper R hand holding out sword toward other man. Tree in background C in front of Mount Fuji backdrop; tatami room, R. Same men in 97.292.4Q.

Inscription
Written in pencil on back: 25-3-F Kume 3-10-D / Yamauchi (2) 5-2-C / Omachi 15-6-D / Marimaka (1)

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