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 (431)

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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.
Washington Portland Cement Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-247)
img Washington Portland Cement Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-247)
Seattle residents watch as this float passes by during the city's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-249)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-249)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the city's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-217)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-217)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-221)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-221)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Bicycle parade (ddr-densho-35-281)
img Bicycle parade (ddr-densho-35-281)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in 1911.
Native Americans in parade (ddr-densho-35-225)
img Native Americans in parade (ddr-densho-35-225)
Native Americans participate in the Golden Potlatch parade of 1911.
Rug company parade float (ddr-densho-35-233)
img Rug company parade float (ddr-densho-35-233)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-220)
img Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-220)
Seattle residents watch a float pass by during the Golden Potlatch parade of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-243)
img Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-243)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-262)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-262)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Children on parade float (ddr-densho-35-228)
img Children on parade float (ddr-densho-35-228)
This parade float was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Parade (ddr-densho-35-190)
img Parade (ddr-densho-35-190)
Automobiles line the streets in a parade during Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-248)
img Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-248)
Seattle residents watch as this float passes by during the city's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-216)
img Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-216)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
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