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).

Community activities (601)
Festivals, celebrations, and holidays (553)

553 items
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-361)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-361)
Written on the back of the photograph "Ossie shower Feb. 8, 1948 Misako Kawakami home"
Rose Parade (ddr-densho-325-340)
img Rose Parade (ddr-densho-325-340)
Written on back of photograph "Pasadena Rose Parade 1/1/48"
Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-508)
img Mother and son (ddr-densho-325-508)
Written on the back of the photograph "Oct 26, 1952 Eddie's 3rd birthday"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
Written on back of photograph "Ossie's shower Feb. 8, 1948"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-360)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-360)
Written on back of photograph "Ossie shower Feb. 8, 1948"
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-595)
av Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-595)
Sumito and Hisa Horiuchi Written on back of photograph "April 29, 1978 Maritza birth party"
Holiday card (ddr-densho-321-1331)
doc Holiday card (ddr-densho-321-1331)
Caption: "Merry Christmas / Happy New Year / Jim, Carolyn, Mary Jo, & Jill Beck[?] / What do you think of the thund- / ering hard now - By the way you / owe one letter."
Christmas card (ddr-densho-321-1101)
doc Christmas card (ddr-densho-321-1101)
Caption: "Season's Greetings / Mr. and Mrs. N. Kuge."
Christmas card (ddr-densho-321-1330)
doc Christmas card (ddr-densho-321-1330)
Caption: "Season's Greetings / Chuck & Beth Kubokawa."
Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy (ddr-densho-319-54)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy (ddr-densho-319-54)
Request for a gallon of Kokuho rice and a bottle of Hakutsuru sake.
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."
Mae Hara and Rae Yoshioka at World's Fair (ddr-densho-308-5)
img Mae Hara and Rae Yoshioka at World's Fair (ddr-densho-308-5)
Mae (Kanazawa) Hara spent three years (1932-1935) in Chicago to attend college and study music. During the summer of 1933, Chicago hosted the World's Fair. Hara and her cousin, Rae Yoshioka, worked at the Japanese Pavilion. During the opening ceremonies both girls wore kimonos and served as ushers. Hara also sang in a 5,000 voice choir ...
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).
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).
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).
Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
img Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji:: "Kumezo Hatchimonji probably 1954, Niland, California, Tomato Festival, shown with local youngster. Kumezo was owner of Valley Seed Co. in Niland."
Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
img Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. - probably mid 1920s. Japanese Industrial Association in parade."
Celebration (ddr-densho-258-115)
img Celebration (ddr-densho-258-115)
A group of people gathered around a table, some sitting, some standing, with an array of bottled beverages; multiple generations.
Celebration (ddr-densho-258-132)
img Celebration (ddr-densho-258-132)
Three women grouped around a picnic table. Caption below: "Mrs. Takeda, May 1952."
Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-172)
img Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-172)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A large group of Hood River Issei women and their many, many children, but with no men present In an associated picture [Masuo Yasui] had written that this was a gathering of the Hood River Japanese in front of the R.G. Dieck's [Dicek's] place for their annual Decoration Day."
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