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 (542)

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Parade float (ddr-densho-35-242)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-242)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
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.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-263)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-263)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
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.
Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-188)
img Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-188)
Japanese American community members in a parade as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-284)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-284)
This is a view of 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.
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.
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-35-184)
img Automobile race (ddr-densho-35-184)
This automobile is racing up Queen Anne Hill as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
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.
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-1-409)
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-1-407)
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.
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- 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)
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)
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 ...
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.
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- 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)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 23 (December 8, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 23 (December 8, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-49)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: American Image of Japan" (pp. 1-2), "Congress Inouye to Keep Up Campaign of Rebuke to Young Men Trying to Avoid Military Service; Says Nation Going Soft" (p. 1), and "Festival Introduces Japanese Culture to Many St. Louisans" (p. 4).
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