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[Two older commoners bow to two warriors in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Two older commoners bow to two warriors 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

(97.292.4Y)

Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family

Description

1 photographic print : b&w;

Two older commoners bow to two warriors in Japanese costume, one seated, the other standing, during a Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, November 12, 1944. An older woman in dark kimono and an older man in white kimono kneel and bow toward man in elaborate samurai garb standing near closed shoji doors at R. Man in warrior garb and wig sits on steps at edge of platform holding a sword upright over proper R shoulder. Screens replicating interior of Japanese dwelling in background, including blossoming tree branches and stylized clouds on fusuma. Microphone in foreground. Three metallic footlights in foreground at edge of stage.

Inscription
Written in pencil on back: 2-7-F Yamada (1) / 25-3-F Kume (1) Stamped in black ink on back: NOV 12 1944

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