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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Birthday card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (ddr-janm-1-26)
doc Birthday card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (ddr-janm-1-26)
Birthday greeting card written by Sandie Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/purple card with illustration in purple/green of a bouquet of pansies, borders in purple. "Birthday Remembrance" on top center on front of card. Includes white envelope addressed to Mollie Wilson; not stamped nor postmarked.
Child's birthday card (with envelope) addressed to Molly Wilson for Millard from
doc Child's birthday card (with envelope) addressed to Molly Wilson for Millard from "Little Kennie" (March 6, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-46)
A children's birthday card with envelope addressed to Molly Wilson. Illustration of one cat and one dog on front. Card for Millard turning 4 years old, and signed from "Little Kennie." Envelope stamped March 6, 1945.
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 52 (June 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-219)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 52 (June 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-219)
"Pvt. Kawaguchi Rites Friday" (p. 1), "Symington, Air Force Aide, Will Speak at Americanism Rites During Fourth Fete" (p. 1).
Japanese Association float (ddr-densho-162-29)
img Japanese Association float (ddr-densho-162-29)
This float was featured in Murray's Pioneer Day Parade.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-69)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-69)
Color slide of three people posing in Odori costumes (traditional Japanese folk dance), fourth is in western style clothes. From Left to right: Ida (Hobara) Sugahiro, Katie (Iwamoto) Tamiyasu, Wendy (Hongo) Peace, and Lily (Tsujimura) Hongo Fujita.
Odori costumes (ddr-one-1-62)
img Odori costumes (ddr-one-1-62)
Color slide of three women sitting dressed in Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) costumes of kimonos or yukatas with straw hats on. From left to right: unidentified, Midori Hasegawa, and Lily Ono.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-402)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-402)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance performance on a stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Dancers on stage: second to the right, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba; third to the right, Mary (Nakata) Fujii.
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-52)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-52)
Color slide of procession in front of US Customs House in Northwest Portland. Procession led by a color guard of Boy Scouts, carrying the United States flag and the Buddhist flag. Women in kimonos or yukatas follow, then black vehicles with flowers on top, then the Chigo "children's" procession. From left to right: Kenneth "Kenny" Yasutome, ...
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-105)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-105)
Black and white photographic negative of a crowd and banners at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Man in crowd with legs crossed talking to two unidentified women is Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki. For print please see ONLC 4946 (ddr-one-1-717)
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-717)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-717)
Black and white photographic print of a crowd and banner at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Man in crowd with legs crossed talking to two unidentified women is Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki. For negative please see ONLC 2904 (ddr--one-1-105)
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-60)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-60)
Color slide of young women filling plates at a Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, unidentified, Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Jean Matsumoto, and Michiko (Masuoka) Nishioka.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-65)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-65)
Color slide of two women in kimonos or yukatas, outside performing Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) at night. From left to right: Grace (Tachibana) Ishikawa and Ruth Saito.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-51)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-51)
Color slide of two women in kimonos or yukatas, outside performing a Odori (a Japanese folk dance) at night. Woman on left identified as Ruth Saito.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-411)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-411)
Black and white photographic negative of Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi dancing on stage in a western style dress for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple).
Children at Odori (ddr-one-1-64)
img Children at Odori (ddr-one-1-64)
Color slide of two posing children in their Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) costumes. Second from the left is Janice (Ikata) Marks.
Prize Table (ddr-one-1-424)
img Prize Table (ddr-one-1-424)
Black and white photographic negative of a large prize table at a bingo event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now know as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Woman bent over on left side is Mitsy (Kiyomura) Takeoka, man sitting on far right side facing camera is identified as Zenzaburo Ochiai.
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Chigo Procession (ddr-one-1-67)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Chigo Procession (ddr-one-1-67)
Color slide of two children in traditional Japanese costumes with gold headdresses. Children are carrying pink flowers and are part of a Chigo "Children's" procession past the US Custom's House in Northwest Portland. The children are followed by an unidentified Buddhist priest. From left to right: Joanne (Furukawa) Longfeldt and Joyce (Matsunaga) McMahon.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-68)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-68)
Color slide of three people outside performing Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) at night in traditional Japanese dress. On far right is Grace (Tachibana) Ishikawa.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-716)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-716)
Black and white photographic print of the game booths and crowd at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For negative please see ONLC 2914 (ddr-one-1-110)
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-49)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-49)
Color slide of procession in front of the US Customs House in Northwest Portland. Women in brightly colored kimonos or yukatas form two lines. Followed by four more women in somber colored kimonos or yukatas. Procession from left to right: Betty Nakashimada, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Jean Matsumoto, Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, ...
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