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).

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Tea ceremony demonstration (ddr-densho-259-135)
img Tea ceremony demonstration (ddr-densho-259-135)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] teaching a tea ceremony class at the [Hood River] Japanese Community Hall. Most of the women are dressed in kimono, but all of them probably had been taking lessons."
Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-454)
img Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-454)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Issei men dressed in feudal Japanese costumes These ancient Japanese costumes represented the samurai, and possibly some of the entourage of a daimyo (a samurai lord); some of the priestly class; the artisan class represented by men in workmen's clothing and carrying framing squares; and interestingly, a couple of ...
Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-189)
img Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-189)
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."
Japanese Americans gathered for decoration day (ddr-densho-259-173)
img Japanese Americans gathered for decoration day (ddr-densho-259-173)
Caption by Masuo Yasui: "In [?] front of R. G. Dicek's [?] place. Hood River, Ore. On July 17, 1924 Hood River Japanese gathered for their annual decoration day."
Four Issei
img Four Issei "dandies" preparing for the Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-408)
"Four young Issei dandies including [Masuo Yasui] and [Katsusaburo] Tamura, all dressed for the [Portland] Rose Festival Parade."
Four women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-300)
img Four women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-300)
Four women in kimono with flowers. Caption on front of photograph reads "[illegible, Amano, 5/7/30."
Issei men in Rose Festival attire (ddr-densho-259-411)
img Issei men in Rose Festival attire (ddr-densho-259-411)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Masuo Yasui and Katsusaburo Tamura, in their Rose Festival clothing, standing in front of the Japanese Methodist Mission in Portland."
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. 85, No. 11 (September 9, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 11 (September 9, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-35)
Selected article titles: "60,000 Witness L.A.'s Nisei Week Parade" (p.1-2), "Hawaii Leaders Stay Cool to Japanese Investment" (p.1, 3), "OWI's Parachute News Found" (p.3), "Bilingual Education" (p.4).
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 24 (June 19, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 24 (June 19, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-24)
Selected article titles: "'Tokyo Time' Is About Love--Nikkei Style" (pp. 1-2), "Calif. Bill Urges President, Congress to Approve Redress" (p. 1), "Japanese American History to Be Celebrated During Omatsuri" (p. 3), and "Japanese Peruvians Still Ineligible for Payments" (p. 8)j.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 3 (August 5-12, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 3 (August 5-12, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-28)
Selected article titles: "Senate Gives H.R. 442 Final Approval, House Next" (pp. 1-2), "Grand Parade to Close '88 Nisei Week" (pp. 1, 7), "No Disgrace in JACL's Admission of Its Wartime Error" (p. 2), and "Violence Against Asians on Important Issue: What Will Replace Redress as JACL's Top Priority?" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 9 (November 1-14, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 9 (November 1-14, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-21)
Selected article titles: "Flap: Dallas Editor Disputes Nikkei Sense of 'Concentration Camps'" (pp. 1, 10), "Centennial: Biggest Group of Nikkei Gather for Celebration" (pp. 6, 9), "From the Frying Pan: Is the Nisei Generation Out of Touch?" (p. 8), and "Redress Is No Substitute for Lost Homelands" (pp. 9, 12).
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