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).

Festivals, celebrations, and holidays (415)

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Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-27-6)
vh Homer Yasui Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-27-6)
Celebrating holidays

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Asano Terao Interview I Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-108-43)
vh Asano Terao Interview I Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-108-43)
Participation in Japanese American community events: Bon Odori (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in ...

Mara Mihara Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-194-7)
vh Mara Mihara Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-194-7)
Celebrating New Year's, helping to prepare food

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

June Takahashi Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-88-6)
vh June Takahashi Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-88-6)
Community life in Petersburg, Alaska: holidays and celebrations
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-152-12)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-152-12)
Memories of prewar Japanese community activities: mochitsuki and picnics
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 8 (August 19, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 8 (August 19, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-34)
Select article titles: "Emphasis on Japanese culture taking over Nisei Week Festival" (p.1); "Nisei urges U.S. supported group to fight communists in Japan" (p.8)
Celebration (ddr-densho-258-115)
img Celebration (ddr-densho-258-115)
A group of people gathered around a table, some sitting, some standing, with an array of bottled beverages; multiple generations.
Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-172)
img Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-172)
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-259-454)
img Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-454)
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 ...
Celebration of Tenchosetsu (ddr-densho-259-142)
img Celebration of Tenchosetsu (ddr-densho-259-142)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Picture of the celebration of Tenchosetsu at the [Hood River] Japanese Community Hall Tenchosetsu was the formal celebration of the birthday of the Japanese emperor."
Japanese Americans gathered for decoration day (ddr-densho-259-173)
img Japanese Americans gathered for decoration day (ddr-densho-259-173)
Caption by Masuo Yasui: "In [?] front of R. G. Dicek's [?] place. Hood River, Ore. On July 17, 1924 Hood River Japanese gathered for their annual decoration day."
Party crossing Mosier Lake on a rowboat (ddr-densho-259-132)
img Party crossing Mosier Lake on a rowboat (ddr-densho-259-132)
Caption by Masuo Yasui: "On July 20th, 1924 Oak Grove Japanese hold a picnic at Yasui Bro[ther]'s Ranch at Mosier [Lake]. A party is ready to cross." Caption by Homer Yasui: "This was an undokai (a combination picnic and field day) which was/is a classical Japanese American festivity anywhere in the U.S ...
img "Issei in quasi-feudal Japanese costumes" (ddr-densho-259-453)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Hood River Issei in quasi-feudal Japanese costumes. I think that this picture was taken at our Mosier farm because of the hills in the background I suspect that this was another undokai [field day/sports day]."
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-232)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-232)
Japanese Americans aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-275)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-275)
Spectators watch the floats pass by during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-255)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-255)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-218)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-218)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-223)
img Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-223)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-224)
img Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-224)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-219)
img Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-219)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade route (ddr-densho-35-222)
img Parade route (ddr-densho-35-222)
Seattle residents watch the parade during the Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-274)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-274)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
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