Obon Festival- Odori folk dance
ddr-one-1-197 (ONLC 3021)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in front of a crowd with one arm raised. Obon dancers: second from the left dressed in a pattered kimono is Shiz (Fujita) Inaba, fourth from the left is Ben Kasubuchi, fifth from the left in back is Mary Yamaguchi. 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
Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon
Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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