Obon Festival

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Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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ddr-one-1-295 (ONLC 3114)

Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Black and white photographic negative of two unidentified Japanese women in western style clothing with "tenugui" (light cotton towels) around their necks. They are holding "uchiwa" (fan) posing for the camera indoors. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.



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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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