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 (430)

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Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (1942 - 1945) (ddr-janm-1-81)
doc Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (1942 - 1945) (ddr-janm-1-81)
Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (1942 - 1945). Blue card with illustration in red/green/white of a snow covered building with a border around it covered in holly leaves, golden bells, and a red ribbon. "Season's Cheer" is on the front bottom of card.
Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 26, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-42)
doc Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 26, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-42)
Engagement greeting card written by Mary Murakami to Molly 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 26, 1945 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (December 1944) (ddr-janm-1-52)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (December 1944) (ddr-janm-1-52)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (December 1944). White/blue card with illustration in red/white/green of a Christmas wreath with singing angels on it. "Hello! Greetings" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked December 1944 from Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (December 17, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-88)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (December 17, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-88)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (December 17, 1943). White/red card with illustration in blue/green/red of two carolers bordered by a red circle and holly leaves. A music sheet of "Come All Ye Faithful" is behind them. Envelope is postmarked December 17, 1943 from Chicago, Illinois.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 16, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-24)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 16, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-24)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 16, 1944). White card with illustration in white of two lambs looking at a star with palm trees in the background. "At Christmas" is on the top left on front of card. Envelope is postmarked December 16, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Christmas card (ddr-densho-316-8)
doc Christmas card (ddr-densho-316-8)
Caption on front: "Best Christmas / Wishes and / Happiness throughout / the Year. / Ralph and Eleanor Smith."
img "Parade in Livorno Italy 1946" (ddr-densho-201-222)
Caption on front: "442 Infrantry [sic] Regiment Gives Final Parade." Caption on side: "Parade in Livorno Italy 1946."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
Christmas/Holiday edition of Pacific Citizen. Select article titles: "Watch the Sansei Generation" (p. A4); "Hawaii's Great Japanese Strike" (p. B1); "JACL Convention in World's Fair Atmosphere" (p. B18)
A parade float (ddr-densho-353-326)
img A parade float (ddr-densho-353-326)
Captioned: "A float for a parade, sponsored by the Japanese fishing tackle dealers association."
Asano Terao Interview I Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-108-45)
vh Asano Terao Interview I Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-108-45)
Learning to celebrate American holidays (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 to recreate ...

Rae Takekawa Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-89-6)
vh Rae Takekawa Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-89-6)
Celebrating the holidays in prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
img A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
Fourth of July festivities at Lincoln Park Beach.
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