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-densho-359-691)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-691)
Stamped in the bottom right hand corner "Ochi Studio Seattle, Wash." The caption written beneath the photograph states the date "Sept 20 1931" and also a caption in Japanese.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-826)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-826)
The caption in the album is written in Japanese.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-482)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-359-482)
Minoru and Chiyoko Okano pose for a wedding portrait. Written on bottom of photograph" Minoru and Chiyoko Okano Nov. 26, 1950 Shelton [WA]" and stamped on the back of the photograph "Que Chin Studio 620 Pine St. Seattle, Wash."
Rinzo and Nobu Ogata (ddr-densho-353-183)
img Rinzo and Nobu Ogata (ddr-densho-353-183)
A note on the back reads: "Lived in Yakima and Helena, MO."
Wedding ceremony (ddr-densho-201-904)
img Wedding ceremony (ddr-densho-201-904)
Caption in album: "Charlie Ikeda at Nichiren Buddhist Church."
Wedding party (ddr-densho-201-902)
img Wedding party (ddr-densho-201-902)
Caption in album: "Charlie Ikeda at Nichiren Buddhist Church."
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."
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