ddr-one-1-76 (ONLC 2850)
Black and white photographic print of large group dancing Odori (a traditional folk dance) with "uchiwa" (fans) during Obon Festival in front a large seated crowed outside. Outer circle of Obon dancers from right to left, starting left of podium: Tomi Tsujimura, Shizuko Oda, unidentified woman, Phyllis Midori (Ando) Muramatsu, all remaining unidentified. Inner circle of Obon dancers from right to left starting left of podium: Jimmy Yoshida, Nobuko Yoshida, Carl Yoshida, unidentified, Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Marjory "Marge" (Ando) Smith, Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okazaki, all other dancers unidentified. First women sitting on benches behind Obon dancers on left hand side of image is Jean Matsumoto. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.. This image was taken at Holladay Park in Portland, Oregon. For negative please see ddr-one-1-225 (ONLC 3048).
- Arts and literature -- Performing arts -- Dance -- Odori
- Geographic communities -- Oregon -- Portland
- Community activities -- Festivals, celebrations, and holidays -- Obon
- Identity and values -- Japanese American identity
- World War II -- Leaving camp -- "Resettlement"
- World War II -- Leaving camp -- Returning home
Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon
Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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