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"Soldier playing hide and seek with innocent little boy, April 30, 1942"
 
DESCRIPTION
"Soldier playing hide and seek with innocent little boy, April 30, 1942,"

by Chiura Obata
 
CONTEXT
"Our soldiers quartered in the church Nursery are bemoaning the fact that soon they will pull out of here. They've liked this job, they tell us, with its coffee and sandwiches in the afternoon and the Boy Scout room to lounge in, and people inviting them out to dinner. One of the soldiers who comes up from Tanforan with the buses played hide-and-seek around a tree this morning with a Japanese lad of five, and drew quite a gallery. A group of Japanese high school girls stood about chatting with one of hte soldiers on guard, and I heard one of them say coyly, "We hope you'll be stationed at our camp so we'll see you some more."
Eleanor Breed, War Comes to the Church Door
 
CREDIT
Chiura Obata
Courtesy of Kimi Kodani Hill
 
DATE
April 30, 1942