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TITLE
"In the Desert, a 10-Minute Break"
 
DESCRIPTION
"In the Desert, a 10-Minute Break"

by Chiura Obata

"But how dry and wild the desert country is! Resting beside the railroad, we girded our spirits and prepared ourselves for our coming life."
Chiura Obata

sumi, 9" x 12"
 
CONTEXT
"In the middle of the desert everyone could leave the train to stretch. They think somebody wants to run away, but nobody wants to run away in the desert. How could we? -- no road, no train or anything."
Haruko Obata, 1986
 
CREDIT
Chiura Obata
Courtesy of Kimi Kodani Hill
 
DATE
September 23, 1942