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.

Community activities (600)
Weddings (342)

342 items
Mas Akiyama Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-188-4)
vh Mas Akiyama Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-188-4)
Description of the close-knit Spokane Japanese community: shared funeral expenses

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is probably written in Italy where Makoto is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier and mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. He regrets not being able to write to his father for a long time because he ...
Letter from Morio Tanimoto to Seiichi Okine, January 16, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-122)
doc Letter from Morio Tanimoto to Seiichi Okine, January 16, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-122)
A letter from Morio Tanimoto in Lodi, California, to Seiichi Okine in Hawthorne, California. He thanks Seiichi for his gift and also congratulates on his daughter, Hatsuno's marriage, enclosing the monetary gift for her. This letter is sent by Akiko Tanimoto and addresses Dorothy Okine. The handwritten notes on the back of the envelope read: Arrived ...
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-3)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-3)
A photograph from George and Kuni Yamanaka's wedding given to "Mr. and Mrs. Mas Okine" [Masao and Ayame Okine]. The photograph is taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_01_003
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-2)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-2)
A wedding photograph of George and Kuni Yamanaka. The photograph is taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. On the backside of the photograph, there is a note that addresses the photograph to "Mr. Makoto Okine" and signed from George and Kuni Yamanaka. See this object in the California State ...
Letter from Miyuki [Matsuura] to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 12, 1952 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-275)
doc Letter from Miyuki [Matsuura] to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 12, 1952 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-275)
A letter from Miyuki Matsuura to her uncle and aunt, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She updates on her crops, picking strawberries, and her fears that the recent cold weather would delay the growth of garlic. She also updates on Mr. Freitas's wedding gift that Seiichi Okine asked her to prepare. She bought a large plate and ...
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-1)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-1)
A wedding photograph of George and Kuni Yamanaka taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. Includes Seiichi, Tomeyo, and Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka. On the backside of the photograph, there is a note that addresses the photograph to "Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine" [= Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] and ...
Letter from M. Kurima to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 22, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-126)
doc Letter from M. Kurima to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 22, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-126)
A letter from Tadashi Mac and Fusaye Alice Kurima in Chicago, Illinois, to their relatives, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. Kurima thanks them for the Christmas gift and congratulates on their daughter, Hatsuno's marriage. He also writes about Masao Okine who sent a 5-yen bill to Kurima from Japan. See this object in the ...
Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata, [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-66)
img Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata, [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-66)
A wedding photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata taken at Toyo Miyatake photo studio in Los Angeles, California. The photograph is addressing "Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine" [Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] signed from "Mr. and Mrs. Hideo Murata" on December 14, 1946. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
Ledger page (ddr-csujad-5-288)
doc Ledger page (ddr-csujad-5-288)
An order book for catering probably for Hatsuno Hotty Okine's wedding. Includes handwritten notes. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_21_005
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
Hatsu Mochizuki (ddr-csujad-8-92)
doc Hatsu Mochizuki (ddr-csujad-8-92)
Oral history interview with Hatsu Mochizuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mochizuki, Hatsu
Tsuru Naito (ddr-csujad-8-48)
doc Tsuru Naito (ddr-csujad-8-48)
Oral history interview with Tsuru Naito. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Naito, Tsuru
Mohei and Sadae Umeda wedding anniversary and reception (ddr-csujad-25-238)
img Mohei and Sadae Umeda wedding anniversary and reception (ddr-csujad-25-238)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are a portrait of Mohei and Sadae Umeda for their wedding anniversary as well as a photograph of their reception taken in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_033
Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-318)
img Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-318)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes photographs from a Japanese family's wedding. The bride wears a western wedding gown. One of the photograph is dated : July 1955. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_027
Matsui and Taenaka families (ddr-csujad-25-212)
img Matsui and Taenaka families (ddr-csujad-25-212)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are three photographs of the Matsui and Taenaka families. Include Shozo Taenaka, Ukichi Matsui, Naka Taenaka, Takako Morii [Matsui], Yanosuke Matsui. The photograph of Takako Morii [Matsui] is most likely taken on her wedding day, April 9, 1921. See this object in the California ...
Wedding reception] (ddr-csujad-25-326)
img Wedding reception] (ddr-csujad-25-326)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes three photographs of a wedding reception. The couple and attendees wear western dress. Date and location are unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_036
Commemorative photograph of Takako Matsui's wedding (ddr-csujad-25-208)
img Commemorative photograph of Takako Matsui's wedding (ddr-csujad-25-208)
A page from tthe the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of the Matsui family and other relatives taken on Takako Matsui's wedding day, most likely in Osaka Japan. Includes Saki, Takako, Ukichi, Yone, Harue, Kinoko, and Yanosuke Matsui. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
[Natsue, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-8)
img [Natsue, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-8)
A wedding photograph of Natsue at age 20 and her husband at age 27 dressing in kimono. Natsue is a daughter of Seiichi Okine's brother, Naoji Okine. The photograph is taken in Hiroshima, Japan on April 20, 1951 and mailed to Seiichi Okine in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
[Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-7)
[Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-7)
A wedding photograph of Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki dressing in kimono. The photograph is taken in Hiroshima, Japan on December 27, 1949 and mailed to Seiichi Okine in Los Angeles, California. The arrival date, February 24, 1950, is noted on the backside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_001
Mr. and Mrs. Yoshio Fune [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-5)
img Mr. and Mrs. Yoshio Fune [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-5)
A wedding photograph taken by Toyo Miyatake. The photograph is addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Okine" [Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] and from "Mr. and Mrs. Yoshio Fune" on February 1st, 1947. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_02_002
Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka and Itsuko Nakatomi to Seiichi and Tameyo Okie, June 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-259)
doc Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka and Itsuko Nakatomi to Seiichi and Tameyo Okie, June 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-259)
Contains two letters and one envelope. Both letters are written by Jokichi Yamanaka and Istuko Nakatomi in Hiroshima, Japan, and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_89_001-003
Betrothal (ddr-csujad-5-285)
doc Betrothal (ddr-csujad-5-285)
A betrothal letter enclosed with a gift of $100 from the bridegroom, Masuo Befu, to the bride, Hatsuno Hotty Okine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_19_001
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 7, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-118)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 7, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-118)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, in Hawthorne, California. Ayame Okine encloses a check for the marriage of her sister-in-law, Hatsuno Hotty Okine. Ayame also writes about her moving plan, informing that her sister has bought a house and Ayame is going to move into the house ...
Mrs. Kiyoye Nikaido (ddr-csujad-8-53)
doc Mrs. Kiyoye Nikaido (ddr-csujad-8-53)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Kiyoye [Kiyoe] Nikaido. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nikaido, Mrs Kiyoye
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