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TITLE
"Hatsuki Wakasa Shot by M.P."
 
DESCRIPTION
"Hatsuki Wakasa Shot by M.P."

by Chiura Obata

sumi, 11" x 15 "

 
CONTEXT
"On Sunday, April 11, 1943, an incident took place that shocked, saddened and angered the camp. James Hatsuki Wakasa, aged 62, who failed to hear four shouted warnings from two guard towers was killed by a rifle shot fired by a trigger-happy sentry while walking near the camp fence. Over 2000 mourners attended the funeral for Wakasa." (Yasuo Abiko, Topaz)

 
CREDIT
Chiura Obata
Courtesy of Kimi Kodani Hill

 
DATE
April 11, 1942