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.

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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.

Wedding portrait with family and friends (ddr-densho-242-31)
img Wedding portrait with family and friends (ddr-densho-242-31)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Wedding photo Kumezo Hatchimonji and Nobue Komuro Los Angeles, Calif. April 1927. Rev. Kameji Komuro is shown third from left. Mrs. Komuro is shown to his left. Komuro family members are shown mostly on the left. Friends are on the right."
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 67 (August 11, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-133)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 67 (August 11, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-133)
"Bowed Coolie Weeps Unashamedly As Gen. Eichelberger Leaves Japan" (pg. 1), "Yank Veteran to Marry Nisei Girl" (pg. 4)
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 102 (December 11, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-163)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 102 (December 11, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-163)
"Nisei Seeks U.S. Rights, Files Suit" (p. 1), "Last Rites for Sgt. John Hashimoto Will be on Saturday, Dec. 18" (p. 1), "JACL Will Distribute Claims Forms Dec. 17" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 20 (February 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-91)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 20 (February 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-91)
"Ten Sit-Down Strikers Determined to Squat in Former RAF Quarters in Moose Jaw Until March 31" (p. 1), "I.A.M. Awaits End of Alaska Worker Issue" (p. 1), "824 Yankees Wed Japanese Through Jan. 1" (p. 2), "ADC Aide Assured Backing of West Virginia Leaders" (p. 4).
Wedding photo (ddr-densho-24-7)
img Wedding photo (ddr-densho-24-7)
Sawano Hamamoto (19 yrs) & Bunshiro Tazuma (30 yrs).
Bridal party (ddr-densho-430-327)
img Bridal party (ddr-densho-430-327)
Sticky note on front: Hide, Sumi, Kimi, Sally. Written on back: 10/20/1935
Wedding (ddr-densho-252-59)
img Wedding (ddr-densho-252-59)
Group photograph taken at a wedding. Caption on Post-it: "Chisato-san's wedding w/Kumano-san."
Wedding photograph (ddr-densho-252-76)
img Wedding photograph (ddr-densho-252-76)
Possibly of Fred Wataru Taniguchi and Ferry Hiroko Okura?
Letter from Amy Sugano to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-43)
doc Letter from Amy Sugano to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-43)
Amy Sugano writes to Violet Sell about Violet's health, photographs of her wedding [not included], updates on family, and more.
Wedding of Pauline Otani to John Shigaki (ddr-densho-456-4)
img Wedding of Pauline Otani to John Shigaki (ddr-densho-456-4)
Written on a post-it note attached to back of photograph: "L-R: Seigo + Mitsuko Otani; @ wedding of Pauline Otani to John Shigaki; Yasuko + George Shigaki 1966" in black ink. Inscribed on the back of the photograph is "Jan 8, 1966" in black ink.
Wedding party (ddr-densho-166-6)
img Wedding party (ddr-densho-166-6)
This wedding took place at the Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle and was performed by pastor Fukumatsu Okazaki. Back row (L to R): Iwasuke Kaita, Kambe, Kunizo, Masaye, Tamayo Funai, Yone Kaita.
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