Camp pilgrimages

Annual pilgrimages to the sites of former camps have become important events in the Japanese American community. They are an opportunity for former camp inmates to visit places that dramatically affected their lives, as well as a way for younger generations to learn the history of the Japanese American incarceration. Often the pilgrimages last for a few days and include workshops, tours of the former campsites, and memorial services to honor those who died while incarcerated.

Reflections on the past (592)
Camp pilgrimages (256)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Camp pilgrimages, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Warren Furutani

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Ron Wakabayashi Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-460-6)
vh Ron Wakabayashi Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-460-6)
Finding connections to previous generations through experiences like visiting the site of the Manzanar concentration camp
Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-96-8)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-96-8)
Reflecting on the pilgrimage experience

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This Pilgrimage was attended by people from up and down the West …

Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-96-4)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-96-4)
The importance of camp pilgrimages

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This Pilgrimage was attended by people from up and down the West …

Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-96-2)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-96-2)
Kenzan's and Yayoi's reactions to seeing the site of Tule Lake concentration camp in person

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This Pilgrimage …

Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-96-3)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-96-3)
Mayumi's impressions of the camp site

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This Pilgrimage was attended by people from up and down the …

Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-96-1)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-96-1)
Initial reactions to seeing the former site of Tule Lake concentration camp

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This Pilgrimage was attended by …

Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-96-6)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-96-6)
Yayoi's thoughts on what it would have been like to be incarcerated as a young girl

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This …

Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-96-5)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-96-5)
Ayame's memories of meeting George; and remembering him while on this pilgrimage

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This Pilgrimage was attended by …

Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-96-7)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-96-7)
Thoughts on how the incarceration affected families and subsequent generations

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This Pilgrimage was attended by people from …

Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-96-9)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa - Mayumi Tsutakawa - Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn - Yayoi Tsutakawa-Chinn Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-96-9)
A sentimental piece of jewelry

The Tsutakawas were interviewed at the former site of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, in the context of a larger Tule Lake reunion, called the "Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Journey of Remembrance and Discovery," organized by the Tule Lake Committee. This Pilgrimage was attended by people from up and down the West …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-137-39)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-137-39)
Filming Mitsuye and Nellie; emotional reaction to returning to Minidoka camp site

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their …

Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-155-32)
vh Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-155-32)
Meeting some Nisei on a second trip to the former site of the Minidoka concentration camp, sharing stories
Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 31 (ddr-densho-1000-155-31)
vh Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 31 (ddr-densho-1000-155-31)
An emotional return to the former site of Minidoka concentration camp, many years later
Joe Yamakido Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-167-12)
vh Joe Yamakido Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-167-12)
Reflections on life: attending camp pilgrimages, message for future generations
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