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).

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Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-254)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-254)
Spectators watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
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.
Polson Implement Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-246)
img Polson Implement Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-246)
Seattle residents watch as this float passes by during the city's first Golden Potlatch festival.
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.
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.
Bicyclists (ddr-densho-35-282)
img Bicyclists (ddr-densho-35-282)
These bicyclists are participating in Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in 1911.
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.
Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-189)
img Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-189)
Japanese American community members in a parade as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-252)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-252)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
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 float (ddr-densho-35-270)
img Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-270)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade of cars (ddr-densho-35-267)
img Parade of cars (ddr-densho-35-267)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
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.
Parade (ddr-densho-35-186)
img Parade (ddr-densho-35-186)
People marching in a parade during Seattle's Golden Potlatch Festival of 1911.
Scottish group in parade (ddr-densho-35-240)
img Scottish group in parade (ddr-densho-35-240)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
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.
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.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-251)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-251)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-231)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-231)
Japanese American children aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-16)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-16)
This Bon Odori dance festival was held on Main Street.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-19)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-19)
Front, left to right: Janet Okamoto, Ruby Suyama, Irene Yamauchi, Ben Yanagimoto, and unidentified. Back, left to right: Kiyo Harada, Mary Yoshijima, Fusaye Yokoyama, May Shimbo, Kanichi Iwami, Fumiko Uyeda Groves, Kiki Hagimori, and Sachi Iwami.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-17)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-17)
The Bon Odori festival was held on Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. These dancers are dressed as the forty-seven ronin (masterless samurai). The story of the forty-seven ronin is famous in Japan. The story of the forty-seven ronin has been made into numerous movies in Japan. Lord Asano, the samurai's master, was forced to commit ...
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-18)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-18)
Bon Odori is an annual Japanese American community festival held outside the Seattle Buddhist Temple at 1427 South Main Street.
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