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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Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-209)
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This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-210)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-210)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-18)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-18)
Bon Odori is an annual Japanese American community festival held outside the Seattle Buddhist Temple at 1427 South Main Street.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-17)
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The Bon Odori festival was held on Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. These dancers are dressed as the forty-seven ronin (masterless samurai). The story of the forty-seven ronin is famous in Japan. The story of the forty-seven ronin has been made into numerous movies in Japan. Lord Asano, the samurai's master, was forced to commit ...
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-16)
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This Bon Odori dance festival was held on Main Street.
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 66 (August 17, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-233)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 66 (August 17, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-233)
"Claims Total Here to Date Set at $20,000" (p. 1), "Orientals Win Voting Rights" (p. 1), "Queen Terri and Attendants Invite City of Los Angeles to Join in Nisei Week Festival" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 1 (January 2-9, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 1 (January 2-9, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-1)
Selected article titles: "Ushio Appeals for White House Concern" (pp. 1, 3), "Topaz WRA Center Historical Plaques Set in Delta City Park" (p. 1), and "Pacific Citizen Calendar for the Bicentennial" (pp. 5-6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2042 (May 11, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2042 (May 11, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-18)
Selected article titles: "JACL Hosts Congressional Reception on Heritage Week" (pp. 1, 11), "$9,000 Raised for Washington Post Ad Addressed to Sen. Hayakawa" (pp. 1, 11), "Hiroshima Medical Team Back in U.S. to Check on Hibakusha" (p. 3), and "Substance Determining Sex in Embryo Discovered by Ohno" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2041 (May 4, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2041 (May 4, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-17)
Selected article titles: "Omission of Asians 'Glaring Oversight' on U.S. List Designating 'Minorities'" (pp. 1-2, 11), "First Friday Feature: Angel Island Immigration Station Dedicated" (p. 3), "Japan Today: May 4-10 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week" (p. 6), and "West Coast Nisei Farmers in 1942, if Given a Free Choice, Wanted to Remain" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2046 (June 8,  1979) (ddr-pc-51-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2046 (June 8, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-22)
Select article titles: "Ruled as 'Adequate Rep' in Class Action Suit vs. WSU" (pp. 1, 5), "Plaque Dedicated at Tule Lake Campsite" (p. 1), "JACL Suports Boycott of Squibb to Fight 'Opium'" (pp. 1, 7), and "Echoes from Shiroyama: Kashiwabara: Was the Evacuation Good or Bad?" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2040 (April 27, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2040 (April 27, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-16)
Selected article titles: "San Francisco Nakao Murder Trial Interests JACL" (pp. 1, 12), "U.S. Civil Rights Commission Zeroes in on Asian/Pacific American Issues" (p. 2), "Happenings During Heritage Week: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week May 4 - 10" (p. 6), and "George Y. Yasuda, 96, Recalls Being Pres. Taft's Honor Guard" (p. 11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2039 (April 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2039 (April 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-15)
Selected article titles: "Anti-Asian Bias in PL 995-507 Uncovered" (p. 1), "Manjiro Nakahama: The Man Who 'Discovered' America'" (pp. 3, 11), "Remembering the 'Forgotten Men' of the Golden Spike Ceremony" (pp. 3, 6), and "JACL Faces $100,000 Shortfall as Member Increase Not Seen" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 18 (October 29, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 18 (October 29, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-43)
Selected article titles: "Coroner Noguchi's Case Due Final Oral Arguments" (p. 1), "Portuguese-Japanese Festa-Matsuri Slated Nov. 19-20" (p. 3), and "Warren and the Newspapers" (p. 5).
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Trophies (ddr-one-1-114)
av Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Trophies (ddr-one-1-114)
Black and white photographic negative of Bruce Fukuda holding two trophies at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.
Christmas (ddr-one-1-648)
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Black and white photographic negative of an unidentified young Japanese American girl opening a Christmas present under the Christmas tree.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Individual Women's Winners (ddr-one-1-117)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Individual Women's Winners (ddr-one-1-117)
Black and white photographic negative of four individual winners at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. From left to right: Florence “Flo” (Anazawa) Teshima, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, unidentified woman, and unidentified woman. Sitting inside a booth to the far left is Kimi Tambara.
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-57)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-57)
Color slide of unidentified Japanese American women in buffet line at Valentine's Day potluck at the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple).
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-56)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-56)
Color slide of two men sitting at table inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) at a Valentine's day potluck celebration. From left to right: Jack Yasutome and Jack Ouchida.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Card Darts (ddr-one-1-715)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Card Darts (ddr-one-1-715)
Black and white photographic print 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 negative please see ONLC 2912 (ddr-one-1-109)
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-71)
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Color slide of Grace (Sakano) Robbs posing for the camera in a kimono at a Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) performance.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-718)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-718)
Black and white photographic print of a crowd playing Roulette 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 2908 (ddr-one-1-107)
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-405)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-405)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Dancers front row from right to left: Mary (Nakata) Fujii and Shiz (Fujita) Inaba.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-70)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-70)
Color slide of an unidentified woman in a pink kimono outside performing a Odori (a traditional Japanese folk dance) at night.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-66)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-66)
Color slide of four unidentified women in yukatas or kimonos with Japanese straw hats performing Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) at night.
Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-128-43)
img Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-128-43)
A Fourth of July parade down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
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