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 portrait (ddr-manz-4-99)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-99)
Caption: "Rev. & Mrs. S. Nagatomi / Mr. & Mrs. H.K. Nakao / Dec. 27, 1943."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-98)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-98)
Caption: "Rev. & Mrs. S. Nagatomi / Mr. & Mrs. H.K. Nakao / Dec. 27, 1943."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-195)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-195)
Caption: "To / Rev. & Mrs. Nagatomi / & Family / Mr. & Mrs. Shigeo [?] / June 1[?], 1944."
Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-72)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-manz-4-72)
Caption: "To Rev. Nagatomi & family / Most sincerely / Mr. & Mrs. [?] Shimizu / 11/13/43." Caption in album: "Shimizu-Hori wedding Nov. 1943."
Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
doc Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
Engagement greeting card written by Violet Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/pink card with illustration in pink/green of a bouquet of pink roses tied together with a piece of white ribbon. "An engagement wish for your future happiness" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked January 29, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (January 19, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-116)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (January 19, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-116)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (January 19, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 20, 1945 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 26, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-42)
doc Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 26, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-42)
Engagement greeting card written by Mary Murakami to Molly Wilson. White/pink card with illustration in pink/green of a bouquet of pink roses tied together with a piece of white ribbon. "An engagement wish for your future happiness" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked January 26, 1945 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from  Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (October 8, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-48)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (October 8, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-48)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (October 8, 1943). Envelope is postmarked October 9, 1943 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 14, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-40)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 14, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-40)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 14, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 14, 1945 from Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Via air mail" is written boldly on the envelope.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-92)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-92)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 22, 1945 from De Kalb, Illinois.
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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