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.

Weddings (43)

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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, ...
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-185)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-185)
Caption: "To our dear / Rev. and Mrs. S. Nagatomi / Very sincerely / Norie and Michiko Takauchi / April 11, 1944."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-9)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-9)
Caption: "Sincerely yours, / Mr. & Mrs. Ota / 12/22/42. Caption in album: "To: Rev. and Mrs. Nagatomi."
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, ...
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 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."
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.
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
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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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 ...
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-8)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-8)
Caption in album: "First wedding Okada-Nakamura."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-198)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-198)
Caption: "To / Mr. & Mrs. Nagatomi / Sincerely, Fusako & Isamu."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-215)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-215)
Caption: "To / Rev. & Mrs. Nagatomi / Dr. & Mrs. [?] / Nov. 4, 1944."
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
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 ...
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
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, ...
Marriage certificate (ddr-densho-331-1)
doc Marriage certificate (ddr-densho-331-1)
The marriage certificate of Minoru Takasugi and Mitsuye Sano.
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