Obon dance

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ddr-one-1-76 (ONLC 2850)

Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Black and white photographic print of large group dancing Odori (a traditional folk dance) with "uchiwa" (fans) during Obon Festival in front a large seated crowed outside. Outer circle of Obon dancers from right to left, starting left of podium: Tomi Tsujimura, Shizuko Oda, unidentified woman, Phyllis Midori (Ando) Muramatsu, all remaining unidentified. Inner circle of Obon dancers from right to left starting left of podium: Jimmy Yoshida, Nobuko Yoshida, Carl Yoshida, unidentified, Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Marjory "Marge" (Ando) Smith, Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okazaki, all other dancers unidentified. First women sitting on benches behind Obon dancers on left hand side of image is Jean Matsumoto. 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. For negative please see ddr-one-1-225 (ONLC 3048).



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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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