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.

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Camp pilgrimages (256)

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Camp pilgrimages, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Warren Furutani

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Marianne West Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-120-10)
vh Marianne West Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-120-10)
Attending the Tule Lake Pilgrimage with family: overcoming the "stigma" of being incarcerated

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-459-15)
vh Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-459-15)
Helping to organize camp pilgrimages and reunions, volunteer for the Japanese American National Museum
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-165-34)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-165-34)
Attending Tule Lake pilgrimages in the 1970s: writing and presenting a poem about camp
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