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 (564)
Festivals, celebrations, and holidays (345)
Boys' Day (3)
Cherry blossom festivals (1)
Girls' Day (1)
Mochitsuki (10)
New Year festival (14)
Obon (165)
Portland Rose Festival (136)
Tanabata

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Parade (ddr-densho-128-91)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-91)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade (ddr-densho-128-89)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-89)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
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-259-401)
img Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-401)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of young girls, apparently at a masquerade party or dressed up for Halloween. It probably was for Halloween, although generally in our early years nobody went around in costumes, much less went out trick or treating. We just went out to write on car and home windows with soap usually, but ...
Tea ceremony demonstration (ddr-densho-259-135)
img Tea ceremony demonstration (ddr-densho-259-135)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] teaching a tea ceremony class at the [Hood River] Japanese Community Hall. Most of the women are dressed in kimono, but all of them probably had been taking lessons."
Tenchosetsu celebration (ddr-densho-259-444)
img Tenchosetsu celebration (ddr-densho-259-444)
Gathering of Issei for the celebration of Tenchosetsu, a day to pray for the long life of the emperor and a celebration of Emperor Taisho's birthday.
Issei men in Rose Festival attire (ddr-densho-259-411)
img Issei men in Rose Festival attire (ddr-densho-259-411)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Masuo Yasui and Katsusaburo Tamura, in their Rose Festival clothing, standing in front of the Japanese Methodist Mission in Portland."
Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-400)
img Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-400)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Campfire party at Hendersons."
Reverend's birthday celebration (ddr-densho-34-76)
img Reverend's birthday celebration (ddr-densho-34-76)
Reverend Hirakawa's birthday celebration at the Winslow Baptist Church. Left to right: Mr. Shibayama, Reverend Hirakawa, Mr. Amatatsu, Tomi Hayashida and Lilly Kitamoto.
Parade (ddr-densho-35-186)
img Parade (ddr-densho-35-186)
People marching in a parade during Seattle's Golden Potlatch Festival of 1911.
Automobile race (ddr-densho-35-185)
img Automobile race (ddr-densho-35-185)
This automobile is racing up Queen Anne Hill along Taylor Avenue as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-277)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-277)
Spectators watch the floats pass by during Seattle's first Golden Potlatch parade.
Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-191)
img Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-191)
Japanese American community members in a parade as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-269)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-269)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Girls on horseback (ddr-densho-35-283)
img Girls on horseback (ddr-densho-35-283)
These girls are participating in Seattle's first Golden Potlatch parade.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-285)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-285)
This parade is part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival.
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