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 (512)

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Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-264)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-264)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Boys marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-287)
img Boys marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-287)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Coal company parade float (ddr-densho-35-237)
img Coal company parade float (ddr-densho-35-237)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-230)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-230)
Japanese American children aboard a replica of the Miike Maru steamship during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade of 1911. The Miike Maru was the first ship to begin regular commercial service between Japan and North America.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-211)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-211)
Japanese American children aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch Parade of 1911.
Parade in front of Seattle's Henry Building (ddr-densho-35-236)
img Parade in front of Seattle's Henry Building (ddr-densho-35-236)
This parade was part of the city's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
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.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-276)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-276)
Spectators watch the floats pass by during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade.
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-35-251)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-251)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Utah Nippon Wildlife Federation Float (ddr-densho-162-16)
img Utah Nippon Wildlife Federation Float (ddr-densho-162-16)
This float was featured in Ogden's Days of '47 Parade. In fishing gear: Chuichi Kawaguchi. Standing (L to R): Mr. Shimada, Dr. Yoshitaka, Mr. Clarence Uno, Mr. S. Yamaguchi, kneeling, Mr. Nakagawa. Children (L to R): Yuki Uno, Shuzo, Ray Uno, Tad Kawaguchi, Shinji Ichida, Tosh Sase, Shig Yokoyama, Shozo Sakurada, Wallace Uno.
Buddhist Temple Ochigo Parade (ddr-densho-162-31)
img Buddhist Temple Ochigo Parade (ddr-densho-162-31)
This parade was held on First South Street in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 66 (August 16, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-235)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 66 (August 16, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-235)
"Walter Gets Bid to Join JACL Confab" (p. 1), "International Carnival" (p. 1), "President Inks More Measures" (p. 2).
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-73)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-73)
Color slide of unidentified Japanese Americans outside performing a Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) at night.
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Chigo Procession (ddr-one-1-53)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Chigo Procession (ddr-one-1-53)
Color slide of Chigo "children's" procession past the US Custom House building in Northwest Portland. Children carry flowers and are accompanied by Buddhist ministers in black or white robes. Adults from left to right: Bishop Daiyu Y. Henjyoji, unidentified, Reverend Shoko Masunaga from Seattle and Reverend Eiyu Terao from Spokane. Children from left to right ...
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- First Place Women's Team (ddr-one-1-116)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- First Place Women's Team (ddr-one-1-116)
Black and white photographic negative of the first place women's team at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. From left to right: Toshi (Tamiyasu) Fukuhara, Sachi (Nakata) Nakashima, Kathleen Sasaki, Kimi Tambara, and Florence “Flo” (Anazawa) Teshima. Sitting inside a booth on the far left ...
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Card Darts (ddr-one-1-109)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Card Darts (ddr-one-1-109)
Black and white photographic negative of young boys gathered around a card dart booth at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. Man running game on the right side is identified as Harry Nakamura. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For print please see ONLC 4944 (ddr-one-1-715).
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-126)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-126)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting in booth around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Both couples are posing for the camera. Left to right: Barbara Sono Uyesugi, Koji Sono, Molly (Yamase) Sono and Tom Sono.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-50)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-50)
Color slide of four unidentified women and one unidentified man in kimonos or yukatas, outside performing a Odori (a Japanese folk dance) at night.
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration  Procession (ddr-one-1-54)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-54)
Color slide of procession past US Custom House in Northwest Portland of women in kimonos or yukatas and men in dark suits. They are followed by Gene Sugimura carrying a purple banner with gold trim and the white emblem of the Wheel of Dharma in the center. From left to right: Janice (Matsunaga) Okamoto, Patricia “Pat ...
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-120)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-120)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couples are chatting and drinking, one of the bottles has a 7-up label. Couple in the center identified as Lillian (Wong) Okazaki and Mino Okazaki. Woman in front ...
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