Festivals, celebrations, and holidays

Sources of Japanese American community interaction included picnics, musicals, concerts, martial arts competitions, and festivals such as Bon Odori (annual Buddhist festival commemorating ancestors).

Community activities (560)
Festivals, celebrations, and holidays (332)
Boys' Day (3)
Cherry blossom festivals (1)
Girls' Day (1)
Mochitsuki (10)
New Year festival (14)
Obon (165)
Portland Rose Festival (136)
Tanabata

332 items
Parade (ddr-densho-128-89)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-89)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade (ddr-densho-128-91)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-91)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-72)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-72)
Color slide of two women posing in kimonos and straw hats at Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance). From left to right: Ruth Saito and Grace (Tachibana) Ishikawa.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-410)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-410)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance performance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Dancer on far right is identified as Mrs. Hasagawa, dancer in back center is identified as Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-107)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-107)
Black and white photographic negative of a crowd playing Roulette at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For print please see ONLC 4947 (ddr-one-1-718)
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-123)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-123)
Black and white photographic negative of couple sitting around a table at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is posing for the camera, a second woman is sitting on the far right. From left to right: Lolita (Leo) Sakamoto Tsujimura, Bob Luck and Doris Chan ...
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-119)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-119)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified couples dancing at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Jimmy Amato and his Orchestra are playing in the background.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-110)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-110)
Black and white photographic negative of the game booths and crowd at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For print please see ONLC 4945 (ddr-one-1-716)
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-409)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-409)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance performance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). First dancer on the left: Sakae Kobayashi.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-403)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-403)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance performance on the stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Mary (Nakata) Fujii, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba, Hanako Terakawa Tamura, unidentified, and Sakae Kobayashi.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Admission Table (ddr-one-1-113)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Admission Table (ddr-one-1-113)
Black and white photographic negative of three women sitting at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance Admission table at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. From left to right: Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Bingo Table (ddr-one-1-108)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Bingo Table (ddr-one-1-108)
Black and white photographic negative of a group of people playing bingo at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. Sitting left to right: unidentified, Shig Yuzuriha, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba, Lily (Tsujimura) Hongo Fujita, remaining unidentified. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For print please see ONLC 4948 (ddr-one-1-719)
Odori costumes (ddr-one-1-63)
img Odori costumes (ddr-one-1-63)
Color slide of three standing women (two posing) in kimonos or yukatas for Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance). From left to right: Mrs. Okayama, Betty Nakashimada, and Mary (Nakata) Fujii.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-407)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-407)
Black and white photographic negative of two unidentified dancers with fans performing an Odori folk dance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Two woman sit on stage in western style clothes, one playing a shamisen.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
Selected article titles: "Case for Aleut Redress Presented" (pp. 1, 8), "JCCCNC Officially Opens Doors" (p. 1), "Nisei Week Events Scheduled" (p. 2), and "House Passes 'Jpn' Resolution" (p. 3).
Auburn Day parade (ddr-densho-18-13)
img Auburn Day parade (ddr-densho-18-13)
Shown is the first-prize float in the Auburn day parade, which was a community festival held every spring.
Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
img Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. - probably mid 1920s. Japanese Industrial Association in parade."
Governor James Withycombe and Queen Sybil Baker in the Portland Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-275)
img Governor James Withycombe and Queen Sybil Baker in the Portland Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-275)
Governor James Withycombe and "Queen Sybil" (Sybil Baker) in the Portland Rose Festival Parade.
Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-400)
img Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-400)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Campfire party at Hendersons."
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