Finding aid of the Joseph Hawkins Photographs of the 1996 Tagata Honen Festival

Stacy Wierenga
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
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Finding aid of the Joseph Hawkins Photographs of the 1996 Tagata Honen Festival

Collection number: Coll2009-015

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Stacy Wierenga
Date Completed:
September 30, 2009
Encoded by:
Michael P. Palmer
© 2010 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.

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


Collection Contents

Box : Item 1 : 1-18

Photographs 1996

Physical Description: 18 photographs.
Box : Item 1 : 1

Mochi 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 2

Men pulling cat 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 3

Spectators 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 4

Prince's shrine 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 5

Cart with phallic effigy 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 6

Young woman 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 7

Men accompanying young women 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 8

Women at entrance of main shrine 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 9

Cedar bucket with sake 1996

Physical Description: 3 photographs : 4 x 6 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 10

Men pulling cart 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 11

Phallic effigy in front of shrine 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 12

Participants kissing phallic effigy 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 13

Phallic effigies 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 12 x 8 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 14

Men with phallic efficy on cart 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 15

Festival participants 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 9.5 x 14 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 16

Man pulling phallic effigy on cart 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 11 x 14 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 17

Cask of sake 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 12 x 8 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Box : Item 1 : 18

Cart passing beneath doorway 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : 12 x 8 in. ; col. ; mounted.
Physical Description: .
Box : Item 2 : 1

Exhibit labels 1996

Physical Description: 19 pieces
Box : Item 2 : 2

Map of Japan 1993

Box : Item 2 : 3

Wooden plaque depicting phallic effigy 1996

Box : Item 2 : 4

Blank journal with phallic effigy on front cover 1996

Box 3

Shimonawa (sacred rope) with paper flax pendants 1996