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 (518)
Camp pilgrimages (211)

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

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Program for the Tanforan Committee Day of Rememberance event (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-15)
doc Program for the Tanforan Committee Day of Rememberance event (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-15)
Program for the Tanforan Committee Day of Rememberance event being held at the Tanforan Park Shopping Center (February 19, 1979).
Invitation to Tsuyako
doc Invitation to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima to a Tanforan Detention Center pilgrimage (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-21)
Invitation to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from the Tanforan Committee to go on a pilgrimage to the Tanforan Detention Center for a Day of Remembrance on February 19, 1979.
Kinenhi: Reflections on Tule Lake (ddr-densho-365-10)
doc Kinenhi: Reflections on Tule Lake (ddr-densho-365-10)
This advertisement with an attached order form features the book entitled Kinenhi: Reflections on Tule Lake. The book was inspired by pilgrimages to Tule Lake and features interviews with internees.
Tule Lake Pilgrimage sign up form (ddr-densho-365-9)
doc Tule Lake Pilgrimage sign up form (ddr-densho-365-9)
This blank sign up form for the 1994 Tule Lake Pilgrimage lays out the price tiers for the trip, including handwritten notes on prices excluding the bus portion of the trip.
Through the Windows at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-365-7)
doc Through the Windows at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-365-7)
Through the Windows at Tule Lake was an event consisting of performances and readings during the 1994 Tule Lake Pilgrimage. Performers included Barbara Muramoto, the Shizen Youth Dance Theatre, Bill Marutani, Aya Ogawa, and David Hirota. The event focused on experiences at Tule Lake across generations, including for young people interned in the camp. The program ...
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.
A memorial headstone at Linkville Cemetery (ddr-densho-294-20)
img A memorial headstone at Linkville Cemetery (ddr-densho-294-20)
Writing on headstone: "In Memory of Deceased 1942-1945 Tule Lake WRA."
A memorial headstone at Linkville Cemetery (ddr-densho-294-27)
img A memorial headstone at Linkville Cemetery (ddr-densho-294-27)
Writing on headstone: "In Memory of Deceased 1942-1945 Tule Lake WRA."
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