Obon Festival- Odori folk dance

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Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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ddr-one-1-255 (ONLC 3078)

Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in two lines forming a large partial circle. Outer circle from right to left: second in line Toraichi Kobayashi, third in line Sakae Kobayashi, seventh in line Kojiro Yoshida, ninth in line Wako Henjyoji. Inner circle from right to left: Grace (Sakano) Robbs, Amy (Mishiro) Kanegae, Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.

1948-1954

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Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment

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