Camp hospital, Central Utah Relocation Project, Topaz, Utah, 1942-1944

Miné Okubo1942-1944

Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A woman in a cross-patterned shirt, Mine Okubo, stands inside a camp hospital and watches from the right foreground as a nurse in a striped apron uses a stopwatch to time the pulse of an elderly woman who is lying in bed. Four additional beds, two other female patients, and one more female nurse are visible. The floor is made of wooden planks. A vase with three flowers sits on a table in the left midground.


  • Title: Camp hospital, Central Utah Relocation Project, Topaz, Utah, 1942-1944
  • Creator: Mine Okubo
  • Creator Lifespan: 1912-2001
  • Date Created: 1942-1944
  • Location Created: Topaz (Central Utah)
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 9.75 in, W: 14.5 in
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Japanese American National Museum. For licensing and reuse, contact JANM.
  • External Link: Mine Okubo Collection
  • Medium: ink, paper
  • Credit Line: Japanese American National Museum (Gift of Mine Okubo Estate, 2007.62.161)
  • 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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