Obon Festival- Odori folk dance

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Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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ddr-one-1-201 (ONLC 3025)

Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers, children hold small Japanese and American flags, adult holds wooden blocks, in front of a crowd. Adult Obon dancer identified as Harue Akiyama (the Odori teacher). Crowd standing on the right side of a large wooden pole: second from the left is Ruby (Takashima) Sumino, third from the left is Hanako Terakawa Tamura. Standing in the crowd to the right of Harue Akiyama is Martha (Miyasaki) Kondo, and Jane (Onchi) Mishiro. 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.



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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon