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.

Weddings (34)

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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
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 photograph (ddr-densho-331-2)
img Wedding photograph (ddr-densho-331-2)
A photograph of Minoru Takasugi's and Mitsuye Sano's wedding day.
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."
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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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