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.

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Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-41)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-41)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about her upcoming wedding and updates on family.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-34)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-34)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about her family's health, an engagement tea for her and Tomio, and request for a portrait to be reproduced.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-35)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-35)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about her mother's health, upcoming plans to marry Tomio, updates on John and Midori's marriage, and more.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-42)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-42)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about leaving camp and her upcoming wedding.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-40)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-40)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about her eye surgery, upcoming wedding, an influx of people from Manzanar, updates on family, and more.
Card from Katsugoro Andow and family (ddr-csujad-38-357)
doc Card from Katsugoro Andow and family (ddr-csujad-38-357)
A thank-you card from Katsugoro Andow and family at Block 308-4-A, Poston camp in Arizona. The handwritten notes read: Thank you for the beautiful floral wreath. Tayeko ____. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_07_002
Card from Fusaye Janet Tateishi to Mitizi Naohara, October 23, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-342)
doc Card from Fusaye Janet Tateishi to Mitizi Naohara, October 23, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-342)
A card from Fusaye Janet Tateishi to Mitizi Masukawa Naohara, inviting to Sadako Uyeda's wedding shower held on October 23, 1943 at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Sadako Uyeda's shower given by Janet T. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 1. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Wedding of Oliver Noji [and Kiyo Aiura] (ddr-csujad-26-118)
img Wedding of Oliver Noji [and Kiyo Aiura] (ddr-csujad-26-118)
Oliver Noji marries Kiyo Aiura at Tule Lake. Caption on back of photo reads, " Wedding of Oliver Noji (architecture). The bride is radiant, Oliver looks anxious, as well he might - look whose shoes he has to fill." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Photograph of Koji Ariyoshi and his bride at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-76)
img Photograph of Koji Ariyoshi and his bride at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-76)
Photograph of Koji Ariyoshi and his bride at Manzanar incarceration camp. They are standing on a lawn in front of several of the administrative buildings with cars parked behind them. The Sierra Nevada can faintly be seen in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0113
Photograph of wedding cake at Manzanar incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-47-353)
img Photograph of wedding cake at Manzanar incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-47-353)
Photograph of a three-tier wedding cake with a figurine on top, possibly in Manzanar staff housing. A table is visible in the background with a clock and several photographs on it. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_3500
Marriage affidavit [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-12-25)
doc Marriage affidavit [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-12-25)
Marriage affidavit for Tsugitada Kanamori and Kazuko Miyamoto. Signed by Sasaki, Buddhist priest, and Yoshikazu Tamura and Sotaro Nishikawa, witnesses. Tsugitada and Kazuyo married in the Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_07_006
Card from Kintaro Kitahara to Mitzi Naohara, December 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-356)
doc Card from Kintaro Kitahara to Mitzi Naohara, December 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-356)
An invitation card to the wedding ceremony for Tayeko Kitahata and Sgt. Ray Kikumi Umade held at Third Christian Church Chapel 1 in the Poston camp in Arizona at 7:00 on Tuesday December 14, 1943. The caption reads: Tykies wedding announcement. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 6. See this object in the California …
Card from Lily and George to Mitzi Naohara, April 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-364)
doc Card from Lily and George to Mitzi Naohara, April 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-364)
A thank-you card from Lily and George to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara for the wedding gift. The caption reads: Lily's wedding, April 1, 1944. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 11. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_12_002
Place card of Sadako's wedding (ddr-csujad-38-349)
doc Place card of Sadako's wedding (ddr-csujad-38-349)
A place card for Tomosuke Masukawa at Sadako Uyeda's wedding held at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Place card of Sadako's wedding. Title from caption. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_04_002
Name plate for Miss Mitzi Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-345)
doc Name plate for Miss Mitzi Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-345)
It appears to be a name plate used for a wedding held at the Poston camp in Arizona. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 1. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_02_004
Decoration for Sadako Uyeda's wedding shower (ddr-csujad-38-343)
img Decoration for Sadako Uyeda's wedding shower (ddr-csujad-38-343)
A decoration for Sadako Uyeda's wedding shower. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 1. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_02_002
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sakayeda [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-338)
img Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sakayeda [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-338)
A wedding photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sakayeda. Includes Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The wedding is probably held in the Rohwer incarceration camp while they are incarcerated. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sakayeda. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 10. See this object in the …
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-337)
img Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-337)
A wedding photograph of Masao and Ayame May Okine with the Okine and Tanimoto family members. The wedding is held in the Rohwer incarceration camp while they are incarcerated. The handwritten notes on the backside read: "Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine, Nov. 11, 1944." A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 10. See …
[Envelopes for return gifts] (ddr-csujad-5-287)
doc [Envelopes for return gifts] (ddr-csujad-5-287)
Envelopes for return gifts to the bridegroom's family, the Okines. It appears that the return gifts are from Ayama Tanimoto to the Okines wheile Masao Okine gives engagement gifts to the Tanimotos. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_21_001-004
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, Dorothea Foucar, …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-60)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-60)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-59)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-59)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
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