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Viewing: Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

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Image of [Inmates at mealtime] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates at mealtime] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Eleven inmates serving themselves at mealtime. Two large pots of food are set out on the floor in a hallway and the men are filling their own trays and rice bowls. One guard is interacting with the prisoners.

Image of [Inmates bathing] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates bathing] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Pairs of prisoners bathing in three bath stalls. A guard carrying razors reacts to one of the prisoners in an awkward position. Geta are on the floor outside of the stalls and the prisoners' shorts are hung on pegs.

Image of [Inmates breaking up concrete] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates breaking up concrete] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Eleven inmates break concrete with hammers, seven of them sitting on broken cinder blocks. One inmate has just been hit with a small piece of concrete from his neighbor's block. Three guards watch from various positions.

Image of [Inmates carrying dishes in garbage cans] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates carrying dishes in garbage cans] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Six prisoners in pairs carrying garbage cans filled with dishes. A handle has broken off of one side of a can, causing the prisoners to drop it and fall. A watching guard is startled; another guard is running toward the commotion.

Image of [Inmates cleaning floors, flirting] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates cleaning floors, flirting] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

A prison guard supervises four inmates: one holding a garbage can, one sweeping, and two mopping floors. Two women escorted by a second guard walk through the scene as the inmates smile broadly.

Image of [Inmates cleaning their cell] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates cleaning their cell] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Five prisoners seem to be cleaning their cell. One is sitting atop the door and has dropped a towel on another man's head.

Image of [Inmates cleaning walls and ceiling] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates cleaning walls and ceiling] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Six prisoners brush the walls and ceiling of a room. Three of the prisoners are on an improvised scaffold made of three ladders; one of them seems to have fallen. A prison guard observes from the doorway.

Image of [Inmates dusting] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates dusting] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Ten prisoners cleaning a room, dusting the ceiling beams and walls from ladders. Clouds of dust partially fill the room. One inmate has fallen from his ladder onto another inmate. A prison guard looks on in apparent surprise, having dropped the cigarette he was smoking.

Image of [Inmates eating in a cell] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates eating in a cell] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Six prisoners eating a meal in a cell. Each has a tray with a rice bowl and mug. One inmate is licking his tray.

Image of [Inmates farming vegetables] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates farming vegetables] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Eleven inmates working in the vegetable garden outside the prison as two guards supervise. The inmates are performing various farming tasks including digging and harvesting vegetables. These vegetables formed part of the diet of the prisoners.

Image of [Inmates in a cell] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates in a cell] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Five inmates spending free time in a six-man cell. One sits on a raised platform while the others sit on tatami mats. The two inmates along the back wall have paper or books in front of them, but are talking to the man on the platform. A Go game board sits on the floor unused. One prisoner in the foreground is drawing a portrait of a woman from a small photograph. The fifth inmate seems to be writing.

Image of [Inmates in a common bath] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates in a common bath] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Thirteen inmates bathing in a common bathing area in Omori prison in Shinagawa, where they were held before moving to Sugamo. Six men are soaking in a large bathtub. The artist himself is washing Hideki Tojo's back while another prisoner is shaving Tobita's sideburns. A guard is talking with one of the prisoners. Brief description in Japanese written on verso by the artist.

Image of [Inmates making geta] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates making geta] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Five prison inmates hand-crafting geta (traditional Japanese wooden sandals) in the prison yard. One guard in a tower overhead speaks to another guard standing near the prisoners.

Image of [Inmates playing volleyball] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates playing volleyball] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

A large group of prisoners playing a ball game, likely volleyball, in the prison yard. A line of inmates are standing in the middle of the game, acting as a net. One inmate has just been hit on the head with the ball and another has fallen down. A line of other inmates are walking past in the background, and one MP watches the game.

Image of [Inmates ready for inspection] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates ready for inspection] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Over a dozen prisoners line a hallway awaiting four American military personnel. Two military officers salute an inmate worker or supervisor as another officer and military policeman climb the stairs.

Image of [Inmates relaxing in a cell] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates relaxing in a cell] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Six inmates in a six-man prison cell. Two men are playing a board game with a third as a spectator. One man is washing his face at the sink. One man is writing, and the man next to him is slightly reclining.

Image of [Inmates relaxing in a common room] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates relaxing in a common room] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Six inmates relaxing in a cell resembling a traditional Japanese room. Two are playing the Asian board game Go while another inmate watches. The room is equipped with tatami mats and shelves.

Image of [Inmates relaxing in the prison yard] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates relaxing in the prison yard] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Inmates in the prison yard, sitting at tables, playing games, napping, and talking. A prison guard watches them.

Image of [Inmates scrubbing floors] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates scrubbing floors] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Seven inmates scrubbing the hallway floor in a cell block with brushes and buckets of water. One guard reacts as a handle breaks from a pail: the prisoners carrying the pail have fallen and one is being soaked by the water. Other inmates are slipping and falling on the wet floor. Six-man cell doors have signs bearing the illegible names of their residents.

Image of [Inmates shoveling rubble] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

[Inmates shoveling rubble] - Tobita, Tokio, 1918-

Three sitting inmates breaking up rocks or concrete while six others shovel gravel and rubble onto a screen to sift out larger pieces. One inmate's hat has just been blown or knocked off. A guard stands behind the screen, mostly obscured by the dust rising from the shoveled rubble. The three sitting inmates attempt to cover their faces as the dust clouds spread. A guard is visible in a tower in the background.