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Finding aid of the Joseph Hawkins Photographs of the 1996 Tagata Honen Festival
Coll2009-015  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph Hawkins photographs of the 1996 Tagata Honen festival
    Dates: 1993-1996
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1996)
    Collection number: Coll2009-015
    Creator: Hawkins, Joseph
    Collection Size: 3 oversize boxes 2 linear feet
    Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
    Los Angeles, California 90007
    Abstract: Photographs taken by Joseph Hawkins at the 1996 Tagata Honen Festival in Kamaki, Japan. This annual Shinto festival is a fertility rite and a celebration of life, and its key focus is a large phallus carved from a sacred Japanese cypress tree. The collection also includes descriptive labels from an exhibit of the photographs, mementos from the festival, and a 1993 map of Japan.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

    Preferred Citation

    Box #, item #, Joseph Hawkins Photographs of the 1996 Tagata Honen Festival, Coll2009-015, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Joseph Hawkins, 1998.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Stacy Wierenga, September 30, 2009.

    Biography

    Joseph Hawkins received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Southern California, with a dissertation on homosexuality in Japan. He took the photographs in this collection at the 1996 Tagata Honen Festival in Kamaki, Japan. This Shinto festival, held annually on March 15, is a fertility rite and a celebration of life, and its key focus is a large phallus carved from a sacred Japanese cypress tree.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The bulk of the collection consists of photographs taken at the 1996 Tagata Honen Festival in Kamaki, Japan, and descriptive labels from an exhibit of the photographs. The collection also includes a sacred rope with pendants used in the festival, a wooden plaque and blank journal depicting phallic effigies, and a 1993 map of Japan.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fertility, human--Japan
    Festivals--Japan
    Photographs
    Photography--Exhibitions
    Rites and ceremonies--Japan
    Shinto--Customs and practices
    Shinto--Rituals