Weddings

The rituals of weddings and funerals, whether Christian or Buddhist, were community events. The ceremonies were often elaborate and blended Japanese and American customs. During the World War II incarceration, many Issei (first-generation immigrant) parents confined in the camps were notified that their sons had died in combat.

Weddings (340)

340 items
Wedding photograph (ddr-densho-252-76)
img Wedding photograph (ddr-densho-252-76)
Possibly of Fred Wataru Taniguchi and Ferry Hiroko Okura?
Wedding portrait of Issei couple (ddr-densho-259-392)
img Wedding portrait of Issei couple (ddr-densho-259-392)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding picture of Daiichi and Kinuyo Takeoka, both in western attire. Since Mrs. Takeoka came to the United States in 1918, that's probably when this picture was taken."
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 20 (February 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-91)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 20 (February 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-91)
"Ten Sit-Down Strikers Determined to Squat in Former RAF Quarters in Moose Jaw Until March 31" (p. 1), "I.A.M. Awaits End of Alaska Worker Issue" (p. 1), "824 Yankees Wed Japanese Through Jan. 1" (p. 2), "ADC Aide Assured Backing of West Virginia Leaders" (p. 4).
Wedding Reception Dance at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (ddr-one-1-95)
img Wedding Reception Dance at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (ddr-one-1-95)
Black and white photographic negative of a possible wedding reception dance at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association's main hall. Band playing the dance is the Jay Howard Band.
Wedding Reception Dance at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (ddr-one-1-96)
img Wedding Reception Dance at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (ddr-one-1-96)
Black and white photographic negative of a possible wedding reception dance at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association's main hall. Attendees sit along the wall chatting with other guests.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-44)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-44)
Black and white photographic negative of bride and groom, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto and Sam Sakamoto, in front of the alter, bride's train twisted and on the stairs. Original print ONLC 2806 (ddr-one-1-33).
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-36)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-36)
Original black and white photographic print of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto's wedding reception. About 11 people sitting around banquet tables. Wedding party seated along back wall; from left to right: Yoichi "Jack" Nomi, Tamaye (Fujiwara) Nomi, Sam Sakamoto, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto, Keso Kuwahara, Lilly (Kobayashi) Irinaga. Rest of the guests are unidentified. For negative ...
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-41)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-41)
Original black and white photographic print of Bridal party standing in front of the alter. Left to right: Tamaye (Fujiwara) Nomi, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto, and Lilly (Kobayashi) Irinaga.
Hara wedding (ddr-densho-308-6)
img Hara wedding (ddr-densho-308-6)
Mae (Kanazawa) Hara returned to Seattle, Washington from teaching music in Japan in the spring of 1939. While Hara had been abroad, her parents had arranged a marriage between her and a childhood friend, Iwao Hara. They were married on October 19, 1939.
Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
doc Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
Engagement greeting card written by Violet Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/pink card with illustration in pink/green of a bouquet of pink roses tied together with a piece of white ribbon. "An engagement wish for your future happiness" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked January 29, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-72)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-72)
Caption: "To Rev. Nagatomi & family / Most sincerely / Mr. & Mrs. [?] Shimizu / 11/13/43." Caption in album: "Shimizu-Hori wedding Nov. 1943."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-195)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-195)
Caption: "To / Rev. & Mrs. Nagatomi / & Family / Mr. & Mrs. Shigeo [?] / June 1[?], 1944."
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