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 (ddr-densho-359-460)
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Bride and groom walking down the aisle at the end of the wedding ceremony.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1045)
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Stamped in the bottom right hand corner "Takano Studio Seattle"
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-829)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-829)
The caption in the album is written in Japanese.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1135)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1135)
The caption written in the bottom right hand corner of the photograph "Mr & Mrs Shoji Kanagawa Oct 5, 1952".
Wedding party portrait (ddr-densho-359-1301)
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Phillip and Alice Okano's wedding portriat with their wedding party and families.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1120)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1120)
Bride and groom pose for a portrait with their wedding party and family.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1139)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1139)
The caption written on the bottom of the photograph is "Ray & Madge March 1954".
Bride (ddr-densho-359-240)
img Bride (ddr-densho-359-240)
The photograph is signed "To Alice With Love -Sis 10-1-33".
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1038)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1038)
The wedding of Alice Kawamoto and Phillip Okano. Stamped in the bottom right hand corner "Takano Studio Seattle"
Wedding reception (ddr-densho-359-461)
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Bridge and groom cut their wedding cake at their wedding reception.
Wedding guests (ddr-densho-359-477)
img Wedding guests (ddr-densho-359-477)
Groom poses with guests and other bridal party members.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1128)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1128)
George and Kimi Tauabe pose for their wedding portrait on June 24, 1951. The photograph is stamped "Richards Studio, Tacoma".
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-1131)
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The caption written on the bottom of the photograph states "Leo and Teddy Kawasaki Tacoma October 28, 1952".
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-483)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-483)
Bride and groom pose for a portrait. Written on bottom of photograph " July 10, 1949".
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