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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Wedding party (ddr-densho-201-902)
img Wedding party (ddr-densho-201-902)
Caption in album: "Charlie Ikeda at Nichiren Buddhist Church."
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 79 (September 22, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-141)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 79 (September 22, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-141)
"Kokubu Reburial Moved to Today" (p. 1), "Final Services for PFC. Seike to be Sept. 25" (p. 1), "Wyoming School Marm to Teach Youth of Japan Occupational Force Personnel" (p. 2).
img "Demonstration of wedding ceremony at community hall" (ddr-densho-259-322)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Demonstration of wedding ceremony at community hall."
Nisei bride in kimono (ddr-densho-259-367)
img Nisei bride in kimono (ddr-densho-259-367)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding photograph, in a Japanese kimono, of Jane Kyono Jane was born in 1915 in Hood River [Oregon] and married Tokutaro Ted Mori before WWII."
Wedding party (ddr-densho-259-511)
img Wedding party (ddr-densho-259-511)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding party of Jane Kyono and Tokutaro Ted Mori, who was an Issei born in Shiga ken in 1903. This picture was taken in front of the same Buddhist Church where so many other group pictures of Nikkei were taken in Portland."
Wedding portrait of Issei couple (ddr-densho-259-392)
img Wedding portrait of Issei couple (ddr-densho-259-392)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Wedding picture of Daiichi and Kinuyo Takeoka, both in western attire. Since Mrs. Takeoka came to the United States in 1918, that's probably when this picture was taken."
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-516)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-259-516)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Ray [Ches] Tsuyoshi Yasui and Mikie Kageyama's wedding picture the wedding was held in the living room of Ernest Chandler and Alice Smith's home There's a funny story that goes along with this August 13th wedding. Because the Bartlett pear harvest was about to start at any day at Willow Flat [farm] …
Chop's wedding party (ddr-densho-287-698)
img Chop's wedding party (ddr-densho-287-698)
Photograph of 12 people standing together outside in formal wear. 2nd from the left is Milton Maeda. Written on the album page below the image is "Chop's Wedding Party" in black ink.
Mary and Al Ito's wedding party (ddr-densho-287-748)
img Mary and Al Ito's wedding party (ddr-densho-287-748)
Photograph of Mary and Al Ito's wedding party. Milton Maeda is on the far left Written across the image is "To Milton Sincerely Mary and Al June 8, 1940" in blue ink. Written on the album page below the image is "Portland Mr. & Mrs. Al Ito June 8, 1940" in black and green ink.
Wedding day (ddr-densho-287-559)
img Wedding day (ddr-densho-287-559)
Black and white photograph of Lena "Charlee" (Kageyama) Omori and Toru "Porky" Omori on their wedding day. Written on the album page below the image is "Dec. '46" in white.
Milton and Molly Cutting the cake (ddr-densho-287-745)
img Milton and Molly Cutting the cake (ddr-densho-287-745)
Photograph of Milton Maeda (left) and Molly (Kageyama) Maeda (right) cutting their wedding cake.
Wedding party (ddr-densho-321-755)
img Wedding party (ddr-densho-321-755)
Caption in album: "Feb. 1939 wedding / Kei & Fusae."
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