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 of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-46)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-46)
Black and white photographic negative of organist and a singer standing in the choir's pews inside a church. Performance for the wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-31)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-31)
Original black and white photographic print of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto's wedding taken from above and behind. Negative ONLC 2815. (ddr-one-1-42)
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-35)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-35)
Original black and white photographic print of Bride and Groom, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto and Sam Sakamoto, smiling for the camera. Print is a portrait of the couple.
Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-32)
img Wedding of Sam Sakamoto and Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto (ddr-one-1-32)
Original black and white photographic print of Bride and Groom, Hanaye (Fujiwara) Sakamoto and Sam Sakamoto, in front of the alter standing at an angle to the camera.
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
Yoshio Ichikawa's daughter's wedding in Japan (ddr-csujad-55-2224)
img Yoshio Ichikawa's daughter's wedding in Japan (ddr-csujad-55-2224)
Black and white photograph depicting a group of 31 individuals at the wedding of Yoshio Ichikawa's daughter (seated, center). Wedding ceremony held in Tokyo, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2327
Goto wedding (ddr-densho-357-715)
img Goto wedding (ddr-densho-357-715)
Yukie Yoshioka and Harry Goto are married at Watsonville Buddhist Church.
Goto wedding (ddr-densho-357-717)
img Goto wedding (ddr-densho-357-717)
Yukie Yoshioka and Harry Goto are married at Watsonville Buddhist Church. Left to right: Giichi Yoshioka, Sam Goto, Ted Yamamoto, Harry Goto, Yukie Yoshioka, Sally Fujii, June Yoshioka, Barbara Kurimoto. Hiroko Terakawa is the flower girl in the front row.
Terakawa wedding (ddr-densho-357-701)
img Terakawa wedding (ddr-densho-357-701)
Hanako Yoshioka and Tansai Terakawa stand at the front of the Oakland Buddhist church after their wedding ceremony. Caption: "Rev. Washioka, minister."
Terakawa wedding (ddr-densho-357-699)
img Terakawa wedding (ddr-densho-357-699)
Hanako Yoshioka and Reverend Tansai Kiyoshi Terakawa pose for portraits on their wedding day.
Terakawa wedding (ddr-densho-357-700)
img Terakawa wedding (ddr-densho-357-700)
Handwritten caption: "Wedding reception May 1929, Hanako Yoshioka - Tansai Kiyoski Terakawa, Oakland Buddhist Church Hall."
Isono wedding (ddr-densho-357-678)
img Isono wedding (ddr-densho-357-678)
Hanako Terakawa's caption: "Masami Isono's wedding, Oakland Buddhist Church."
Frank and Hisa Ishii on their wedding day (ddr-csujad-50-1)
img Frank and Hisa Ishii on their wedding day (ddr-csujad-50-1)
Frank Toru Ishii and Hisa Fujii, on their wedding day in Long Beach, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: hslb_ish_0001
County of Sacramento State of California marriage license (ddr-csujad-55-2460)
doc County of Sacramento State of California marriage license (ddr-csujad-55-2460)
County of Sacramento marriage license for George Asato Nakano to Mildred Yayeko Uyemura. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2566
Wedding party (ddr-csujad-55-1310)
img Wedding party (ddr-csujad-55-1310)
Sepia-toned photograph depicting a bride, groom, and wedding party. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1312
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
Wedding of Yoshio and Harue Ichikawa in Japan (ddr-csujad-55-2219)
img Wedding of Yoshio and Harue Ichikawa in Japan (ddr-csujad-55-2219)
Black and white formal portrait photograph of Yoshio and Harue Ichikawa on their wedding day. Harue is pictured, seated, in traditional kimono style wedding attire and Yoshio, standing, is dressed in a suit. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2322
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
An Oral History with Meri Hamako Nakashima (ddr-csujad-29-13)
av An Oral History with Meri Hamako Nakashima (ddr-csujad-29-13)
Nisei memories of athletic girlhood; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center, Los Angeles, California where she witnessed a riot; eventual move to the Rowher incarceration camp, Arkansas; and marriage in and out-of-camp ceremony. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0021. …
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