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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Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-15)
img Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-15)
The Japan Day celebration took place at Playland. Front (left to right): Mrs. Hamada, Marianne Okawa, unidentified, unidentified, and unidentified. Back: unidentified and Toki Hamasaki.
Undokai picnic and field day (ddr-densho-259-362)
img Undokai picnic and field day (ddr-densho-259-362)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This was the familiar undokai--a combination picnic and field day--which almost every Nikkei community all over the United States held in the summertime for their people. This photo shows maybe half of the Japanese from Hood River Valley, and it was taken at the Yasui Mosier ranch."
Nisei children at an undokai (ddr-densho-259-252)
img Nisei children at an undokai (ddr-densho-259-252)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This shows a long line of Hood River Nisei kids marching to the picnic and racing grounds area of our undokai, which as far as I can remember, was always held at our Mosier farm."
Four Issei
img Four Issei "dandies" preparing for the Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-42)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Four young Issei dandies, all dressed up in what appears to be Rose Festival attire It appears to have been taken in front of the old Japanese Methodist Mission which was located in Northeast Portland. [Masuo Yasui] and Katsusaburo Tamura, both of whom are pictured, stayed at this mission, possibly at the ...
Preparing for a festival (ddr-densho-259-131)
img Preparing for a festival (ddr-densho-259-131)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Setting up for festival, [Hood River] Japanese Hall, Mrs. Iwasa, Mrs. Tanimoto, Hirasawas."
Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-259-449)
img Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-259-449)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another view of the Fourth of July parade, 1914, passing by the First National Bank, Hood River, Oregon."
Group photograph of Japanese men and women with Hinomaru (ddr-densho-259-178)
img Group photograph of Japanese men and women with Hinomaru (ddr-densho-259-178)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another group photograph of many young Japanse women wearing semi-formal kimono. The 5-6 Japanese men are all wearing Western suits and ties. This must have been some sort of a formal celebration, because crossed Japanese flags, called Hino maru, are in the background. [Shidzuyo Yasui] is shown 4th from the right in ...
Community gathering (ddr-densho-34-49)
img Community gathering (ddr-densho-34-49)
The Japanese American community gathers in front of the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church in celebration of the Japanese emperor's birthday.
Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-34-71)
img Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-34-71)
Zenmatsu Seko drives the Bainbridge Gardens truck, which has been decorated for the Fourth of July parade. The truck was one of the first on the island.
Issei dressed as Uncle Sam (ddr-densho-35-227)
img Issei dressed as Uncle Sam (ddr-densho-35-227)
This Issei man is taking part in the Golden Potlatch festivities.
Cement company parade float (ddr-densho-35-235)
img Cement company parade float (ddr-densho-35-235)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-239)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-239)
Japanese American children aboard a replica of the Miike Maru steamship during Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911. The Miike Maru was the first ship to begin regular commercial service between Japan and North America.
Automobile race (ddr-densho-35-187)
img Automobile race (ddr-densho-35-187)
This automobile is racing up Queen Anne Hill as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Acme Business College parade float (ddr-densho-35-238)
img Acme Business College parade float (ddr-densho-35-238)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Girls in a parade car (ddr-densho-35-271)
img Girls in a parade car (ddr-densho-35-271)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-250)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-250)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-280)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-280)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-286)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-286)
This parade is part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Polson Implement Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-246)
img Polson Implement Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-246)
Seattle residents watch as this float passes by during the city's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Bicyclists (ddr-densho-35-282)
img Bicyclists (ddr-densho-35-282)
These bicyclists are participating in Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in 1911.
Scottish group in parade (ddr-densho-35-240)
img Scottish group in parade (ddr-densho-35-240)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade of cars (ddr-densho-35-267)
img Parade of cars (ddr-densho-35-267)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-252)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-252)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-270)
img Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-270)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Yakima Sheep Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-273)
img Yakima Sheep Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-273)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
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