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 (563)
Festivals, celebrations, and holidays (340)
Boys' Day (3)
Cherry blossom festivals (1)
Girls' Day (1)
Mochitsuki (10)
New Year festival (14)
Obon (165)
Portland Rose Festival (136)
Tanabata

340 items
Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
img Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
This Christmas party was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 24 (June 19, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 24 (June 19, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-24)
Selected article titles: "'Tokyo Time' Is About Love--Nikkei Style" (pp. 1-2), "Calif. Bill Urges President, Congress to Approve Redress" (p. 1), "Japanese American History to Be Celebrated During Omatsuri" (p. 3), and "Japanese Peruvians Still Ineligible for Payments" (p. 8)j.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 3 (August 5-12, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 3 (August 5-12, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-28)
Selected article titles: "Senate Gives H.R. 442 Final Approval, House Next" (pp. 1-2), "Grand Parade to Close '88 Nisei Week" (pp. 1, 7), "No Disgrace in JACL's Admission of Its Wartime Error" (p. 2), and "Violence Against Asians on Important Issue: What Will Replace Redress as JACL's Top Priority?" (p. 5).
Gathering of Issei men (ddr-densho-259-445)
img Gathering of Issei men (ddr-densho-259-445)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A gathering of a large group of Issei men, sitting and standing in a grassy meadow. There is an American flag prominently displayed and there are unidentifiable steamers on tall poles The tall bluff in the left background reminds me of what the area immediately to the west of Koberg's Beach ...
Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-189)
img Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-189)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A large group of Hood River Issei women and their many, many children, but with no men present In an associated picture [Masuo Yasui] had written that this was a gathering of the Hood River Japanese in front of the R.G. Dieck's [Dicek's] place for their annual Decoration Day."
Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-229)
img Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-229)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Issei men dressed in feudal Japanese costumes These ancient Japanese costumes represented the samurai, and possibly some of the entourage of a daimyo (a samurai lord); some of the priestly class; the artisan class represented by men in workmen's clothing and carrying framing squares; and interestingly, a couple ...
img "Portland Japanese community's contribution to the Rose Festival parade" (ddr-densho-259-329)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This surely must have been the Portland Japanese community's contribution to the Rose Festival parade."
Four women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-300)
img Four women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-300)
Four women in kimono with flowers. Caption on front of photograph reads "[illegible, Amano, 5/7/30."
Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-279)
img Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-279)
Spectators watch as this float passes by during Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-268)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-268)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Issei riding in parade car (ddr-densho-35-229)
img Issei riding in parade car (ddr-densho-35-229)
These Issei are participating in Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Parade of cars (ddr-densho-35-266)
img Parade of cars (ddr-densho-35-266)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-260)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-260)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-226)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-226)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-213)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-213)
Japanese American children aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch Parade of 1911.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-253)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-253)
Spectators watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Girls marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-288)
img Girls marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-288)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-256)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-256)
Spectators watching the parade, part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-183)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-183)
Japanese American children aboard a replica of the Miike Maru steamship during Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911. The Miike Maru was the first ship to begin regular commercial service between Japan and North America.
American Ladies League parade float (ddr-densho-35-245)
img American Ladies League parade float (ddr-densho-35-245)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Girls preparing for a parade (ddr-densho-35-297)
img Girls preparing for a parade (ddr-densho-35-297)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
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