Weddings

As in the outside world, Japanese Americans in the concentration camps held ceremonies such as weddings and funerals. Ministers from numerous denominations who visited or lived within the camps oversaw these rituals. As World War II progressed and some nisei joined the American forces in the Pacific and Europe, funerals for fallen soldiers became frequent in the camps.

World War II (20)
Concentration camps (120)
Weddings (30)

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Heart Mountain concentration camp teachers (ddr-densho-152-10)
img Heart Mountain concentration camp teachers (ddr-densho-152-10)
Original caption: "The pcitures on this page were all taken at Kay Kumai's when we had a tea for Margaret Bliss Beasley and Mae Hirano Nishimoto who were both married in January. Gave both girls an enlarged picture of Heart Mt. Peggy Jones, 5th, Kay Kumai, 3rd, Evelyn Dell, 4th, Sakiko Seriguchi, Kay's assistant ...
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-9)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-9)
Caption: "Sincerely yours, / Mr. & Mrs. Ota / 12/22/42. Caption in album: "To: Rev. and Mrs. Nagatomi."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-185)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-185)
Caption: "To our dear / Rev. and Mrs. S. Nagatomi / Very sincerely / Norie and Michiko Takauchi / April 11, 1944."
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-152-25)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-152-25)
Memories of the funeral service of a family friend who was killed while serving in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-8)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-8)
Caption in album: "First wedding Okada-Nakamura."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-215)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-215)
Caption: "To / Rev. & Mrs. Nagatomi / Dr. & Mrs. [?] / Nov. 4, 1944."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-198)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-198)
Caption: "To / Mr. & Mrs. Nagatomi / Sincerely, Fusako & Isamu."
Granite monument memorial (ddr-densho-37-512)
img Granite monument memorial (ddr-densho-37-512)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Granite monument erected in memory of the center residents who died in the War Relocation Camp at Amache, Colorado, was dedicated on Sept. 6, 1945, in an outdoor ceremony at the cemetery. The monument was designed by Reverend Masahiko Wada. Names of 148 persons, including 31 Nisei who ...
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-93)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-93)
Caption: "Sincerely / Mr. & Mrs. Mo Nishida / Sept., 28, 1943 / Manzanar / Calif." Caption in album: "Nishida-Miyatake wedding."
Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-227-25)
vh Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-227-25)
Leaving camp to get married; reprimanded for staying out longer than allowed
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-343-12)
vh Betty Tanakatsubo Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-343-12)
Father's sudden passing in camp

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Wedding Portrait (ddr-hmwf-1-623)
img Wedding Portrait (ddr-hmwf-1-623)
"Oki copy, Sept 24-1943 l14 f12.7 1/25, SuperXX D76 24min En1 #2 15" as described on back
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-186)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-186)
Caption: "To our dear / Rev. and Mrs. S. Nagatomi / Very sincerely / Norie and Michiko Takauchi / April 11, 1944."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-197)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-197)
Caption: "To / Mr. & Mrs. Nagatomi / Sincerely, Fusako & Isamu."
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