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)

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Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-197-4)
vh Kazue Yamamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-197-4)
Celebrating New Year's holiday growing up

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Letter from Emiko [Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1951 (ddr-csujad-4-27)
doc Letter from Emiko [Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1951 (ddr-csujad-4-27)
A holiday letter with greetings on the occasion of Christmas and New Year from Emiko Nakawaki [= Emiko Amy Terada] in Anaheim, California to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, she informs them of her new address in Cypress, California and talks about her 10-month old son. See this object in the ...
Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
doc Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
A holiday letter of greetings on Christmas from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada] in Stanton, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California, which contains basic correspondence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_031
[Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-336)
img [Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-336)
A photograph of Dorothy Ai Okine dressing in kimono and wearing a crown. It is taken during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Higashi Honganji Rafu Betsuin. Placed on a paper photo frame. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album," page 2 (csudh_oki_0300). See this object in the California State Universities ...
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
A photograph of Sawako Nakano at age 15. Sawako is a niece of Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. It is taken by Tonen Hisashi in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_006
Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
doc Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
A letter from Hatsuno Hotty Befu to her brother Masao Okine. She talks about her friend, Mary Hidaka, and her family in Boyle Heights, California. She also writes about her plan during the holiday seasons. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_20_001
[Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-59)
img [Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-59)
A black and white negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree in a room. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_013
Father's Day card from Masao Okine to Mr. S. Okine, June 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-81)
doc Father's Day card from Masao Okine to Mr. S. Okine, June 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-81)
A Father's Day card from Masao Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. Masao writes from Fort Meade, Minnesota, where he attends the U.S. military Japanese language School to Seiichi Okine who is incarcerated in the Rohwer camp, Arkansas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_20_001
Sueno and Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-10)
Sueno and Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-10)
A photograph of Sueno Nakano at age 53 and her second daughter, Sawako Nakano, at age 15. The photograph is addressed to Sueno's brogher-in-law, Seiichi Okine. It is taken by Hisashi Tonen in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_005
[Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-62)
img [Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-62)
A black and white negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree in a room. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_016
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her father-in-law, Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. She thanks her parents-in-law for their thoughtful letters. She is glad to know that Seiichi likes her gift for the Father's Day. She hopes that they will be able to celebrate the fourth of July by having fireworks this year. ...
Letters from Naoji, Miyuki, and Miyoko Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-250)
doc Letters from Naoji, Miyuki, and Miyoko Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-250)
Contains three letters written from the Okine's in Japan to Mr. Seiichi Okine along with an envelope. The three letters are written by Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine, and Miyoko Okine respectively, and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_81_001-004
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ezaki, Bessie
Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
doc Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
Oral history interview with Masao Okamura. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Okamura, Masao
Harry Sakae Watanabe (ddr-csujad-8-83)
doc Harry Sakae Watanabe (ddr-csujad-8-83)
A statement by Sakae Watanabe. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Watanabe, Harry Sakae
Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
doc Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
Oral history interview with Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hatayama, Emma Y, MD
Katsuso and Hatsuno Arifuku (ddr-csujad-8-5)
doc Katsuso and Hatsuno Arifuku (ddr-csujad-8-5)
Oral history interview with Katsuso and Hatsuno Arifuku. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Arifuku, Katsuso and Hatsuno
George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
doc George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
Oral history interview with George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hashimoto, George Masashi and Mitsuno
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hasegawa Family
Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-60)
img Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-60)
Photographed is Goro Yamamoto, participating in the Japan Day Parade as part of the San Francisco World's Fair, which took place on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 24 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_24_001
Speech (ddr-csujad-11-57)
img Speech (ddr-csujad-11-57)
A photograph of a man making a speech, most likely at the Japan Day celebration, as part of the World's Fair on Treasure Island, California. From page 22 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_22_002
Invitation to the reception and tea (ddr-csujad-11-55)
img Invitation to the reception and tea (ddr-csujad-11-55)
An invitation from Toshito Satow, the Consul General of Japan to Miss Tazu Kawamoto to attend a reception and tea in honor of Kensuke Horinouchi, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, presumably as part of the Japan Day celebration. From page 21 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State ...
S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-62)
img S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-62)
A marching band named Sonichi plays at the Japan Day celebration during the San Francisco World's Fair, which took place on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 25 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_25_001
Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-11-153)
img Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-11-153)
A photograph of the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey, California. The Japanese American Citizens League is represented by the banner. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_001
Consul General Saito (ddr-csujad-11-5)
img Consul General Saito (ddr-csujad-11-5)
Consul General Saito making a public speech. This is most likely part of the Japan Day celebration, which was also part of the World's Fair that was held in 1939-1940 in San Francisco's Treasure Island. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_02_002
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