Obon Festival Dancers

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ddr-one-1-75 (ONLC 2849)

Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Black and white photographic print of three Japanese American women posing in costumes used to dance during Obon. Women are holding "tenugui" (towels used in the traditional Japanese folk dance "Odori"). From left to right: Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, Atsuko "Alice" (Ando) Matsumoto, Atsuko "Alice" Kida. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. For negative please see ONLC 3070.



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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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