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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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. 1 No. 69 (September 23, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-56)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 69 (September 23, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-56)
"France and U.S. Will Honor Nisei GI War Dead in Special Ceremony in Bruyeres on October 30" (p. 1), "Visit to Japan Not O.K. Yet, JACL Learns" (p. 1),"Final Briefs Completed for Alien Land Law Case" (p. 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 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."
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-518)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-518)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding portrait, presumably, of a young couple in Japan the man is wearing a formal montsuki, as well as the formal pleated trousers--hakama--and is holding the usual folded paper fan The bride, however, isn't wearing the usual horn-of-jealousy-concealing-white headcover--called a tsuno kakushi (literally, a horn hider)...I have no idea who the couple …
Wedding party (ddr-densho-259-509)
img Wedding party (ddr-densho-259-509)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding party of Fukiko Tsubota and Teizo 'Tacy' Yamagishi. This wedding took place in maybe 1937-38. The Tsubota family ran a fairly big truck farm just across the Columbia River from Hood River, in Bingen, Washington."
img "Demonstration of wedding ceremony at community hall" (ddr-densho-259-311)
Unidentified Japanese women in kimono. Part of a demonstration of a wedding ceremony at the community hall.
Portrait of wedding party (ddr-densho-259-533)
img Portrait of wedding party (ddr-densho-259-533)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding party portrait of Ray [Ches] Tsuyoshi Yasui and Mikie Kageyama. This photograph was probably taken in the parlor of Ernest C. and Alice Smith in Hood River."
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-524)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-524)
Wedding portrait of an unidentified Japanese couple
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-291)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-291)
Wedding portrait captioned "Mr. and Mrs. Yasui." However, it does not appear to be a portrait of Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasui.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-519)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-519)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding portrait of the Reverend Isaac Inouye and his bride, Matsue I believe that they got married in Japan around 1935."
Milton and Molly Wedding Portrait (ddr-densho-287-740)
img Milton and Molly Wedding Portrait (ddr-densho-287-740)
Photograph of Milton and Molly Maeda with family at the wedding alter. Written on the back is "Portland OR - Internat'l Livestock Bldg May 19, 1942" in black ink.
Wedding day (ddr-densho-287-606)
img Wedding day (ddr-densho-287-606)
Color wedding portrait. Written on the bottom of the photograph is "Oct. 17, 1970" in blue 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.
Wedding cake cutting (ddr-densho-201-903)
img Wedding cake cutting (ddr-densho-201-903)
Caption in album: "Charlie Ikeda at Nichiren Buddhist Church."
Wedding cake cutting (ddr-densho-201-901)
img Wedding cake cutting (ddr-densho-201-901)
Caption in album: "Charlie Ikeda at Nichiren Buddhist Church."
img "Demonstration of wedding ceremony at community hall" (ddr-densho-259-321)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Demonstration of wedding ceremony at community hall."
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-527)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-527)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding portrait of Ryusuke Watanabe, from Kanagawa ken, and his bride, Sen Tokuda, who was born in Tokyo. Ryusuke came to the U.S. in 1907 and Sen came in 1922 It's been said that Ryusuke was one of the four Issei men who were arrested by the FBI and sent to an …
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