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Drying Squid

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Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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ddr-one-2-14 (ONLC 4209)

Shiuko Sakai Collection

Black and white photographic print of an unidentified man seated on the ground in front of a fence, drying and stretching squid on mats. Image was taken during Donor's trip with May Ideta and Tami Okamura to Hakodate. Inscribed on back: "HAKODATE SEPT 48."

c. September 1948


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Oregon Nikkei Endowment

Courtesy of Shiuko Sakai Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment