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 reception (ddr-densho-322-2)
img Wedding reception (ddr-densho-322-2)
Ami Kinoshita, dressed in kimono, and her husband Kazuo at their wedding reception.
Bridesmaid portrait (ddr-densho-322-7)
img Bridesmaid portrait (ddr-densho-322-7)
Ami Kinoshita in bridesmaid gown for her brother's wedding in Seattle, Washington.
Bridal party group (ddr-densho-323-3)
img Bridal party group (ddr-densho-323-3)
A portrait of the bridal party and family at the wedding of Fred Shiosaki and Lily Nakai.
Bridal party group (ddr-densho-323-4)
img Bridal party group (ddr-densho-323-4)
A portrait of the bridal party in front of the altar at the wedding of Fred Shiosaki and Lily Nakai.
Toast at a wedding (ddr-densho-321-1358)
img Toast at a wedding (ddr-densho-321-1358)
Caption in album: "Moss / Wedding of Tom & Agnes Tsuji."
Bride and groom (ddr-densho-321-1362)
img Bride and groom (ddr-densho-321-1362)
Caption in album: "Wedding of Tom & Agnes Tsuji."
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-321-538)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-321-538)
Caption on reverse: "Grandpa Jotaro Mori, Takao, Kiku, Grandma Mori / Ayako Nishiyori, Yasuko Matsumoto / circa 1926 / Fujii's wedding."
Scene at a wedding (ddr-densho-321-1059)
img Scene at a wedding (ddr-densho-321-1059)
Caption in album: "Fuzy's wedding / Michie, Taira, Fuzy, Keiko / Sharon Akahoshi."
Wedding photograph (ddr-densho-321-1360)
img Wedding photograph (ddr-densho-321-1360)
Caption in album: "Wedding of Tom & Agnes Tsuji."
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-321-525)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-321-525)
Caption on reverse: "Kiku & Takao Fujii / 1925."
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-321-484)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-321-484)
Caption on reverse: "Jotaro Mori, Takao Fujii, Kiku Mori Fujii, Grandma Mori / Ayako Mori, Yasuko Mori."
Wedding reception (ddr-densho-321-524)
img Wedding reception (ddr-densho-321-524)
Caption on reverse: "Wedding reception / Takao & Kiku Fujii / circa 1926."
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