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.

Camp pilgrimages (244)

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

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 13 (September 23, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 13 (September 23, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-37)
Selected article titles: "JACL and CIC Testify for Evacuee Credit" (p.1), "JACL Looks at U.S.-Japan Friendship Act" (p.1), "EXECOM Actions Colored 'Gravenstein'" (p.1-2), "Ethnic Past's Preservation Is State's Aim" (p.2), "Reparations Survey Underway" (p.3), "YPCC Reunion-Every 50 Years" (p.4), "No 'Farewell to Manzanar'" (p.8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 20 (November 11, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 20 (November 11, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-44)
Selected article titles: "Affirmative Action Compliance Means Changing Racial Stereotypes on Jobs" (p.1-2), "Nisei Among 'Most Powerful L.A. Women'" (p.2), "Pilgrimages and Reparations" (p.4).
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 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 ...

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 13 (April 7, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 13 (April 7, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-13)
Selected article titles: "Desert Wind, Sandstorm Thrash 700 Making Manzanar Pilgrimage" (p.1), "Congressional Tributes" (p.1), "Issei Group Housing in New York Sought" (p.6)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 6 (February 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 6 (February 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-6)
Selected article titles: "Seattle Fire Chief Raps Article Poking Fun at Asians, Chicanos" (p.1), "L.A. High Tensions Still Unabated" (p.1), "Mike Masaoka Hands in Notice to Terminate" (p.1), "Fear of Hysteria Led to Evacuation" (p.3-4), "Spring Pilgrimage to Manzanar on Mar. 25 Prelude to Dedication" (p.3-4).
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
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 15 (November 10, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 15 (November 10, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-40)
Selected article titles: "Conference Report Shunted Back to House: Senate Delays Money Bill for Redress" (p. 1), "JACL, OCA, Etc.: Concerns Discussed at D.C. Anti-Asian Violence Confab" (p. 1), "For the Japanese American National Museum Collection: Artifacts Gathered from Basement of S.K. Uyeda (Taul) Building Being Torn Down in Little Tokyo" (p. 3), and "Sequel to ...
Tule Lake Pilgrimage (ddr-densho-365-8)
doc Tule Lake Pilgrimage (ddr-densho-365-8)
This pamphlet briefly describes the circumstances leading to the creation of the Tule Lake Relocation and Segregation Center, and follows up with a statement concerning the importance of the Tule Lake Pilgrimage in the healing process for Japanese Americans. The right-hand fold out includes an itinerary for the 1994 Tule Lake Pilgrimage.
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
Camp warehouse (ddr-densho-11-5)
img Camp warehouse (ddr-densho-11-5)
This building, now a potato-processing plant, was formerly a produce-processing and storage facility at the Tule Lake concentration camp.
Pilgrimage attendees on Castle Rock (ddr-densho-11-6)
img Pilgrimage attendees on Castle Rock (ddr-densho-11-6)
Tule Lake inmates erected this cross on top of a formation called Castle Rock. The area below the cross is the former site of the concentration camp.
Washroom foundation (ddr-densho-35-18)
img Washroom foundation (ddr-densho-35-18)
This is a foundation from an old washroom. The Japanese Americans in camp did not have private washrooms, showers, toilets, or laundries. Each block, made up of approximately twelve barracks, shared such facilities.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-27)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-27)
This is the remainder of the Minidoka concentration camp, which was located in the wastelands of Idaho. Currently, the area is used for agriculture. A few structures as well as several monuments mark the site of the camp's 1942 location.
Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-31)
img Current view of the Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-31)
Remains of the Minidoka concentration camp. According to a former camp inmate, the chimney was part of a waiting room for camp visitors. The irrigation canal on the right is where Japanese Americans used to swim.
Artifacts, Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-39)
img Artifacts, Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-35-39)
The Tule Lake Museum displays artifacts from the Tule Lake concentration camp. The teapot, tea cups, and sake cups belonged to the camp inmates.
Barracks and Castle Rock (ddr-densho-35-44)
img Barracks and Castle Rock (ddr-densho-35-44)
A rock formation that the camp inmates called "Castle Rock" can be seen in the background. After obtaining permission to go through the gates, Japanese Americans could climb to the top of the formation.
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