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[Woman stands next to grimacing samurai in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas]

Muramoto, Walter [ bio ]

[Woman stands next to grimacing samurai in Kabuki play, Rohwer, Arkansas]
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H: 7.125 in, W: 5 in

Rohwer, Ark., 1942-1945


Gift of the Walter Muramoto Family


1 photographic print : b&w;

Woman stands with raised arms next to a grimacing samurai seated at her feet in Japanese costume during a Kabuki performance at Rohwer concentration camp, Rohwer, Arkansas, 1942-1945. Dressed in dark kimono with striped hakama and wig, man appears to bow as he grimaces at woman's feet. The woman wears a dark kimono with light colored bodice, gesturing with proper R hand raised and L held at an angle below the elbow. Teapot hangs from a tripod behind samurai near fence. Mount Fuji on backdrop behind torn screen in background. Heads of audience just visible in foreground.

Written in pencil on back: 5-12 E Mori 1 / 5-2 C Omach 1 / 20-4-C Ogata 1 / 25-3-F Kume (1). Written in blue ink on back: 3-10-D Yamauchi (1) / 5.

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