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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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)
Invitation to the Japan Day celebration (ddr-csujad-11-54)
img Invitation to the Japan Day celebration (ddr-csujad-11-54)
An invitation from Toshito Satow, the Commissioner General of Japan, to Miss Tazu Kawamoto for the Japan Day celebration on Treasure Island. From page 21 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_21_001
Speech (ddr-csujad-11-57)
img Speech (ddr-csujad-11-57)
A photograph of a man making a speech, most likely at the Japan Day celebration, as part of the World's Fair on Treasure Island, California. From page 22 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_22_002
Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy (ddr-densho-319-54)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy (ddr-densho-319-54)
Request for a gallon of Kokuho rice and a bottle of Hakutsuru sake.
The Sayonara Ball (ddr-densho-353-353)
img The Sayonara Ball (ddr-densho-353-353)
The 1930 Sayonara Ball was held at the Seattle Yacht Club.
Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
doc Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
Oral history interview with Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hatayama, Emma Y, MD
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Arita, Masami
Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
img Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
Postcard photo commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission. Oral history interview transcript and audio are found in items: csufccop_jaoh_0027 and csufccop_jaoh_0029. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1616_P01
Letter from Emiko [Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1951 (ddr-csujad-4-27)
doc Letter from Emiko [Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1951 (ddr-csujad-4-27)
A holiday letter with greetings on the occasion of Christmas and New Year from Emiko Nakawaki [= Emiko Amy Terada] in Anaheim, California to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, she informs them of her new address in Cypress, California and talks about her 10-month old son. See this object in the ...
Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
doc Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
A holiday letter of greetings on Christmas from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada] in Stanton, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California, which contains basic correspondence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_031
[Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-65)
img [Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-65)
A black and white negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree in a room. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_019
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her father-in-law, Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. She thanks her parents-in-law for their thoughtful letters. She is glad to know that Seiichi likes her gift for the Father's Day. She hopes that they will be able to celebrate the fourth of July by having fireworks this year. ...
Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
img Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs, mostly depicting Japanese American females. Inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Kiyo, love Judy." Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_017
Family birthday party (ddr-densho-359-215)
img Family birthday party (ddr-densho-359-215)
A group photograph at Donnie's 4th birtday party. Pictured from back to front and left to right: Mrs Hatashida, Yasuko H., Mrs Katamoto, Hideko K., Pauline, Fumiko, Mrs. Nishi, Alice, Hisako, Kenji, Yumiko, Tomiko, Bobby N.
Photograph of Frank Chin and his son Sam (ddr-csujad-24-109)
img Photograph of Frank Chin and his son Sam (ddr-csujad-24-109)
A photograph of Frank Chin with his son Sam, with a note written on the back from Michi and Walter Weglyn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_08_011
Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
img Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. - probably mid 1920s. Japanese Industrial Association in parade."
Auburn Day parade (ddr-densho-18-13)
img Auburn Day parade (ddr-densho-18-13)
Shown is the first-prize float in the Auburn day parade, which was a community festival held every spring.
Tea ceremony demonstration (ddr-densho-259-135)
img Tea ceremony demonstration (ddr-densho-259-135)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] teaching a tea ceremony class at the [Hood River] Japanese Community Hall. Most of the women are dressed in kimono, but all of them probably had been taking lessons."
Governor James Withycombe and Queen Sybil Baker in the Portland Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-275)
img Governor James Withycombe and Queen Sybil Baker in the Portland Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-275)
Governor James Withycombe and "Queen Sybil" (Sybil Baker) in the Portland Rose Festival Parade.
Tenchosetsu celebration (ddr-densho-259-444)
img Tenchosetsu celebration (ddr-densho-259-444)
Gathering of Issei for the celebration of Tenchosetsu, a day to pray for the long life of the emperor and a celebration of Emperor Taisho's birthday.
Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-401)
img Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-401)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of young girls, apparently at a masquerade party or dressed up for Halloween. It probably was for Halloween, although generally in our early years nobody went around in costumes, much less went out trick or treating. We just went out to write on car and home windows with soap usually, but ...
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