USC Libraries

University of Southern California

skip navigation

Archives at USC

« back to Archives at USC Search

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

Finding aid prepared by Stacy Wierenga, © 2010

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Hawkins, Joseph
Title
Joseph Hawkins photographs of the 1996 Tagata Honen festival
Collection no.
Coll2009.015
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1996
Date [inclusive]
1993-1996 (bulk 1996)
Extent
2.0 linear feet.
Language
English
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.

Preferred Citation

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

Return to Table of Contents »


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.

Return to Table of Contents »


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.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2010
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

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).

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joseph Hawkins, 1998.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stacy Wierenga, September 30, 2009.

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Fertility, human--Japan
  • Festivals--Japan
  • Photography--Exhibitions
  • Rites and ceremonies--Japan
  • Shinto--Customs and practices
  • Shinto--Rituals

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

 Photographs 1996   18.0 photographs.

Box Folder

 Mochi 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 1

 Men pulling cat 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 2

 Spectators 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 3

 Prince's shrine 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 4

 Cart with phallic effigy 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 5

 Young woman 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 6

 Men accompanying young women 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 7

 Women at entrance of main shrine 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 8

 Cedar bucket with sake 1996   3 photographs : 4 x 6 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 9

 Men pulling cart 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 10

 Phallic effigy in front of shrine 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 11

 Participants kissing phallic effigy 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 12

 Phallic effigies 1996   1 photograph : 12 x 8 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 13

 Men with phallic efficy on cart 1996   1 photograph : 8 x 12 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 14

 Festival participants 1996   1 photograph : 9.5 x 14 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 15

 Man pulling phallic effigy on cart 1996   1 photograph : 11 x 14 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 16

 Cask of sake 1996   1 photograph : 12 x 8 in. ; col. ; mounted.

1 17

 Cart passing beneath doorway 1996   1 photograph : 12 x 8 in. ; col. ; mounted. .

1 18
Box Folder

 Exhibit labels 1996   19.0 pieces

2 1

 Map of Japan 1993 

2 2

 Wooden plaque depicting phallic effigy 1996 

2 3

 Blank journal with phallic effigy on front cover 1996 

2 4
Box

 Shimonawa (sacred rope) with paper flax pendants 1996 

3

Return to Table of Contents »