Item # 220916.
Reproduced from an original drawing on paper by Miné Okubo, and from the JANM Permanent Collection.
This is an archival digital print created using 100% acid-free cotton fine art paper and the highest quality pigmented, non-toxic, environmentally friendly ink available with a color permanence rating of at least 200 years. Print size 8" x 10". Comes sleeved with foam core backing board.
This character study created by Okubo at Topaz in 1943 show a number of incarcerees devising ways to carry cumbersome mattresses, stuffed with hay, back to their barracks. It is reminiscent of the type of character manga that the ukiyo-e artist Hokusai was known to draw.