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.

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
Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-325)
img Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-325)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Three photographs of a wedding are pasted on the page. 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_035
Wedding portrait (ddr-csujad-25-50)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-csujad-25-50)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes one wedding portrait: a Japanese man in suits and a Japanese woman in wedding kimono. The photograph is probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_050
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
Matsui family (ddr-csujad-25-206)
img Matsui family (ddr-csujad-25-206)
A page from tthe the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of the Matsui family. It is taken at the front door of Matsui's house probably in Osaka, Japan on Takako Matsui's wedding day. From the left: Saki, Taka [=Takako], Ukichi, Yone, Harue, Kinoko, and Yanosuke Matsui. See this object …
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 …
Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-324)
img Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-324)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes three photographs of a wedding. The couple and attendees appear in western dress. Date and location are unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_034
Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-327)
img Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-327)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph from a wedding, in a Japanese American couple pose in a Buddhist temple. The bride wears a western wedding gown and the bridegroom wears a suit. Date and location are unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-342)
img Wedding (ddr-csujad-25-342)
A wedding photograph taken at a Buddhist temple. Inscription on the backside reads, "Mr. and Mrs. Toichi __moto, most sincerely, Jerry and Mari Shibata, June 12th, 1948." Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_004
Ukichi and Saki Matsui (ddr-csujad-25-207)
img Ukichi and Saki Matsui (ddr-csujad-25-207)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are: a photograph of Ukichi and Saki Matsui taken probably on Takako Matsui, their daughter's wedding day in Osaka, Japan; and a photograph of Ukichi Matsui in suits. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_002
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 …
Card from Jonny and Sachi Koyama to Mr. George Naohara and Mrs. Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-7)
doc Card from Jonny and Sachi Koyama to Mr. George Naohara and Mrs. Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-7)
A thank-you card for a wedding gift (a bedspread) sent from George and Mitzi Naohara. Includes the photo of Johnny and Sachi. An item from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 1. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_01_002
Meguro family's wedding (ddr-csujad-42-243)
img Meguro family's wedding (ddr-csujad-42-243)
Photographed are the Meguro family members. The handwritten note on the backside reads: The youngest daughter's wedding. From right, Kihei Meguro (father), Kiichi Meguro, and Sumiko's school principal. [In Japanese]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_10_004
In Fort Ceremony: two U.S. Ja_s wed; First Sgt Toshio Ansai; First MIS-WAC-EM engagement announced (ddr-csujad-49-78)
doc In Fort Ceremony: two U.S. Ja_s wed; First Sgt Toshio Ansai; First MIS-WAC-EM engagement announced (ddr-csujad-49-78)
Newspaper clippings about the marriage of WAC Pfc. Toyome Uyeno and T-5 Toshio Nakanishi at Fort Snelling, Minnesota and Sgt Toshio Ansai. Items from: pages 62-63 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_043_01
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 …
[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
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 …
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