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Bon festival event at Heart Mountain
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Photograph of a Bon festival event at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Some of the women and men are wearing kimonos. People are dancing a Bon dance circling around a raised stage, "yagura." Back of photo reads: July 15, 1943, Blk 25 [Blk]. Photo from: Satoru Maeda Heart Mountain Photo Album (csudh_mae_0001), page 26.
Satoru Maeda Heart Mountain Photo Album complied by a Kibei Nisei who was incarcerated in the Heart Mountain camp in Cody, Wyoming, transferred to the Tule Lake Segregation Center in Newell, California, and sent to the Santa Fe Internment Camp in Santa Fe, New Mexico during World War II. It contains photographs mostly taken in the Heart Mountain camp, documenting life in the camp during World War II. Photographed are the facilities, jobs, sports events, and social activities at the camp. Included are interiors of a mess hall, laundry room, shower room, washroom, barber, and offices, buildings and workers of a fire station and police station, ambulance, electric panels, guard tower, livestock, construction sites including an irrigation canal or possibly the Heart Mountain Canal constructed by incarcerees, timber and farm workers, sports events for judo, baseball, and sumo, Bon dance, music performance, calligraphy class, and a trip to Yellowstone National Park. There are also photographs of the incarcerees who are being sent from the Heart Mountain camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center and group photographs of male internees, presumably Issei and Kibei Nisei, in the Santa Fe Internment Camp in New Mexico as well as few photographs taken during the prewar time period.
Photographs; Albums
black and white, 3 x 4.5 inches
World War II--Incarceration camps--Holidays and festivals
Community activities--Festivals, celebrations, and holidays--Obon
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
Cody, Wyoming
Incarceration Camps--Heart Mountain
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Satoru Maeda Heart Mountain Photo Album

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