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, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Warren Furutani

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Artifacts, Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-39)
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The Tule Lake Museum displays artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The teapot, tea cups, and sake cups belonged to the camp inmates.
Family at a camp pilgrimage (ddr-densho-62-1)
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Watanabe family visiting the former site of Tule Lake concentration camp, California.