Obon Festival- Odori folk dance
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Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers with "uchiwa" (fan) in front of large crowd. Some spectators seated on chairs, most on grass. Among the seated spectators next to an empty chair with her name on it is Portland Mayor Dorothy McCullough Lee. Dancers: Third from the left is Joe Shiraishi, fourth from the left is Mr. Yoshihara, and sixth from the left Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This image was taken at Holladay Park in Portland, Oregon.
- Arts and literature -- Performing arts -- Dance -- Odori
- Geographic communities -- Oregon -- Portland
- Community activities -- Festivals, celebrations, and holidays -- Obon
- Identity and values -- Japanese American identity
- Religion and churches -- Buddhism
- World War II -- Leaving camp -- "Resettlement"
- World War II -- Leaving camp -- Returning home
- Hirahara, Frank (photographer)
Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon
Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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