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Listening to radio announcement of bombing of Pearl Harbor, with brother Toku, Berkeley, California, 1941

Miné Okubo1942-1944

Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A woman with flipped forelock of hair, Mine Okubo, sits at breakfast table with her brother, Toku, listening to radio about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in Berkeley, California on December 7, 1941. Dressed in dark skirt and cross-patterned top, Mine sits in profile in wooden chair facing radio on wooden table. Toku sits at left in plaid sweater with head resting on hand at right. Sink in counter at top left.

Details

  • Title: Listening to radio announcement of bombing of Pearl Harbor, with brother Toku, Berkeley, California, 1941
  • 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: paper, ink
  • Credit Line: Japanese American National Museum (Gift of Mine Okubo Estate, 2007.62.12)
  • 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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