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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Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
doc Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
Engagement greeting card written by Violet Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/pink card with illustration in pink/green of a bouquet of pink roses tied together with a piece of white ribbon. "An engagement wish for your future happiness" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked January 29, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 15, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-109)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 15, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-109)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 15, 1943). Blue card with illustration in blue/red/white of a Christmas tree branch with three ornaments and two candles on it. "Season's Greetings" is on the front bottom of card. Envelope is postmarked December 15, 1943 from Los Angeles, California with the return address from the Manzanar ...
Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-78)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-78)
Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944). Blue/white card with illustration in blue/green/white of a snow covered village with a Chritmas tree and blue and white stars. "Christmas Greetings" and the first two lines of "Silent Night" are on the front right corner of card. Envelope is postmarked December 18, 1944 from ...
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-114)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-114)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (December 23, 1944). Card with illustration in blue/red/white of a snowy village with people walking around. Envelope is postmarked December 23, 1944 from Los Angeles, California.
Program for the Seabiscuit Redecication event (September 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-18)
doc Program for the Seabiscuit Redecication event (September 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-18)
Program for the Seabiscuit Redecication event held at the Tanforan Race Track in San Bruno, California (September 23, 1991).
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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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
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.

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 order ...

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 1 (January 5, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 1 (January 5, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-1)
Selected article titles: "Maryland County Anti-Bias Law Backed Up by Washington, D.C. JACL" (p.1), "Publisher Interest Indicated in History of Japanese Canadians Now in Writing Stage" (p.1), "San Jose Nursery Plant Growers Win" (p.1), "Seattle Anticipates 10 Million Visitors During 184-Day Run of Century 21 World's Fair; Many JACLers Expected July 26-30" (p.4).
A parade float (ddr-densho-353-330)
img A parade float (ddr-densho-353-330)
A float in the Potlatch parade, sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
Speech at the World's Fair (ddr-csujad-11-59)
img Speech at the World's Fair (ddr-csujad-11-59)
A photograph of a man, perhaps an elected official, speaking at the World's Fair held in San Francisco's Treasure Island in 1939. From page 23 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_23_002
Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-61)
img Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-61)
A photograph of a float from the Japan Day Parade, part of the San Francisco World's Fair, which took place on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 24 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_24_002
S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-63)
img S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-63)
A marching band named Sonichi plays at the Japan Day celebration during the San Francisco World's Fair, which took place on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 25 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_25_002
Ochigo (ddr-csujad-11-27)
img Ochigo (ddr-csujad-11-27)
A parade for Buddhist Day on Treasure Island, California. The caption reads, "Ochigo." From page 14 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_14_001
Tule Lake scrapbook (ddr-csujad-26-53)
img Tule Lake scrapbook (ddr-csujad-26-53)
Scrapbook created in Tule Lake camp by Japanese American students. Contents include drawings, art, holiday greeting cards prints, poetry and signatures of student groups. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_03_20_001
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-61)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-61)
Scrapbook page featuring Tule Lake setting block prints of four holiday greeting cards. Each card depicts the barracks within a variation of the camp setting and variations of landscape. The page features two illustrations of barracks with one drawing specifically depicting the barracks behind barbed wire fencing and is signed by "Cleone Norman." Tule Lake scrapbook ...
Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "An editorial" by Howard M. Imazeki; "Her name is woman" by Riley O'Suga; "Christmas tree" by Shuji Kimura; "Six old bachelors" by Miyoko Takagi; "Looking back" by Eugene Okada; "Great American tragedy" by Tsuyoshi Nakamura; "Pure hell" by Yukio ...
Birthday party (ddr-densho-359-1236)
img Birthday party (ddr-densho-359-1236)
The caption written on the back of the photograph is "Ronnie's birthday June 17, 1956".
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