A woman with flipped forelock of hair and tiny beret, Mine Okubo, stands with her luggage after arriving from France via boat in New York City before the United States entered World War II. Dressed in a jacket, Mine clutches her bag and coat to her body in foreground left, looking towards the left. Her suitcases and trunk sit next to her. People gathered at midground greet and wave to people disembarking the boat in the background.


  • Title: Arrival at the port of New York, 1939
  • Creator: Mine Okubo
  • Creator Lifespan: 1912-2001
  • Date Created: 1942-1944
  • Location Created: Topaz (Central Utah)
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 10 in, W: 14.5 in
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Japanese American National Museum. For licensing and reuse, contact JANM.
  • External Link: Mine Okubo Collection
  • Medium: paper, ink
  • Credit Line: Japanese American National Museum (Gift of Mine Okubo Estate, 2007.62.10)
  • Context: This is one of 198 ink drawings Mine Okubo included in Citizen 13660, her graphic memoir, which was the first of its kind and captured her experience at Tanforan and Topaz, during the two years in which she was incarcerated.

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