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Receiving hostile looks while traveling by bus, Berkeley, California, 1941-42

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 on a train as other passengers turn to look at her, California during World War II. Viewed through the window of train, Mine wears a triangle patterned blouse as she sits with her arms crossed. A spectacled woman and a woman in a hat sitting in row in front turn around in seat to look at her. Other passengers in hats turn as well.

Details

  • Title: Receiving hostile looks while traveling by bus, Berkeley, California, 1941-42
  • 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, 2007.62.15)
  • 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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