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)

541 items
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
Christmas/Holiday edition of Pacific Citizen. Select article titles: "Watch the Sansei Generation" (p. A4); "Hawaii's Great Japanese Strike" (p. B1); "JACL Convention in World's Fair Atmosphere" (p. B18)
A parade float (ddr-densho-353-326)
img A parade float (ddr-densho-353-326)
Captioned: "A float for a parade, sponsored by the Japanese fishing tackle dealers association."
Asano Terao Interview I Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-108-45)
vh Asano Terao Interview I Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-108-45)
Learning to celebrate American holidays (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in order to recreate Mrs. ...

Rae Takekawa Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-89-6)
vh Rae Takekawa Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-89-6)
Celebrating the holidays in prewar Bellevue, Washington, community
A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
img A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
Fourth of July festivities at Lincoln Park Beach.
Letter from Amy [Emiko Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 11, 1957 (ddr-csujad-4-28)
doc Letter from Amy [Emiko Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 11, 1957 (ddr-csujad-4-28)
A holiday letter with greetings on Christmas and New Year from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko AmyTerada] in Anaheim, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter includes general correspondence, including updates on her, Sam [=Usami], and Tsuyoshi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_030
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community probably in Washington. A group of Japanese men, women, and children poses surrounding a boat with a sign, "Japan gives her Navy to the cause of Democracy." In the photograph, Japanese men wear a special event costume of an American ...
Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
doc Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
Oral history interview with Kou Uyemaruko [Ko Uemaruko]. 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 Uyemaruko, Kou
John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
doc John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
Oral history interview with John Kubota. 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 Kubota, John
Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
doc Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
Report detailing the establishment of a recreation and community activities department including its organization, activities planning, personnel problems and conflicts, issues with structure and equipment, and a structural diagram of the community activities section. The report focuses on the place of recreation in the lives of incarcerees and the differences between Issei and Nisei leading to ...
Evacuation and resettlement study, structural report, section II: the first six months at Tule Lake: social changes and a chronology of events (ddr-csujad-26-4)
doc Evacuation and resettlement study, structural report, section II: the first six months at Tule Lake: social changes and a chronology of events (ddr-csujad-26-4)
Report chronicling the first six months Tule Lake camp including the establishment of community activities, employment, schools, and barracks infrastructure. Describes challenges of adjusting to life in camp often using direct quotations from incarcerees to express struggles amid social and cultural groups as well as conflicts and strikes. Several events are also described including a description ...
Buddhist church preliminary report (ddr-csujad-26-8)
doc Buddhist church preliminary report (ddr-csujad-26-8)
Description of the development and practices of the Buddhist Church at Tule Lake including Sunday school, adult services and the Young Buddhist Association (YBA). Includes several comparisons to the Christian Church and Christians at Tule Lake. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California ...
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-60)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-60)
Scrapbook page featuring block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one depicting the Madonna and child with candles and reads "Greetings"; the second features four choir singers with the letters n-o-e-l spelled out in their mouths in front of a window depicting the Madonna and child. The scrapbook page is hand lettered "Peace on Earth" and ...
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-59)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-59)
Scrapbook page features block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one featuring birds flying over cattail plants and water with "Greetings" lettered on; the second depicts birds flying past barbed wire fencing and outlines of barracks while reading "Merry Christmas." Includes illustration of a woman writing, a stove and is from "Tule Lake scrapbook" (ucsb_mei_0053), page ...
Large group in costumes (ddr-csujad-26-80)
img Large group in costumes (ddr-csujad-26-80)
Group photo of a large group of Japanese American and Caucasian people alongside a dog. Possibly at a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094, ucsb_mei_0141. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_017
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