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Hisako Hibi

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Hisako Hibi - "New Year's Mochi"

Hisako's first New Year at Topaz concentration camp did not include mochi, which is traditionally made and eaten in the Japanese culture during New Year celebrations. So, Hisako painted this picture of mochi, a pomegranate, an orange and apples.

Based on this original

Hisako Hibi - "New Year's Mochi"
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Description Unstretched | Still-life of New Year's kagami mochi topped by tangerine in upper right corner on cloth backdrop. Cylinder-like object stands to the left of the mochi. Below cylindrical … More »


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