Ice skating, 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 with a flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, has slipped and fallen on the ice while skating at an outdoor ice rink. She is wearing a cross-patterned shirt, cuffed pants, fur ear muffs, and ice skates. A man skates in front of her, leaning forward and smiling, with his hands behind his back. He wears a plaid hat with ear flaps, a ribbed sweater, cuffed pants, mittens and skates. Barracks are visible in the left and right background.;1 drawing by Mine Okubo from her book, Citizen 13660. This drawing corresponds with page 158. The drawing is numbered as "150".


  • Title: Ice skating, 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: 9.25 in, W: 13 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, 2007.62.157)
  • 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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