|Title||Four children preparing to dance at Bon Odori festival, Seattle, 1949 |
|Caption||During the summer of 1932, the Seattle Buddhist Church held the city's first Bon Odori festival. Bon Odori is a Japanese dance which is part of the observance of Obon, a Buddhist memorial service. The joyful dance, which celebrates the Buddhist tradition of selfless giving, expresses gratitude to departed family members. Over the years, the festival grew to include flower and craft exhibits, food booths and other activities.|
In this photo, taken in mid-August 1949, Bon Odori dancers Tazue Kiyono, Grace Nitta, and Sandra and Hatsune Nakatani get ready for a dance performance. This was the first outdoor Bon Odori festival since World War II forced the relocation of the Pacific Northwest's Japanese American residents.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Tazue Kiyono, Grace Nitta, Sandra Nakatani, Hatsune Nakatani.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Japanese - Seattle, with Tazue Kiyono, Grace Nitta, Sandra Nakatani, Hatsune Nakatani.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 29, 1949.
|Subjects||Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle; Festivals--Washington (State)--Seattle; Costumes--Japanese--Washington (State)--Seattle; Children--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Kiyono, Tazue|
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Chinatown/International District (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI22464 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |