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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Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-118)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-118)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified couples dancing at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. To the far right in front of the stage in black heels and light color skirt and jacket is Kathleen Sasaki dancing with an unidentified man.
Christmas (ddr-one-1-649)
img Christmas (ddr-one-1-649)
Black and white photographic negative of two unidentified Japanese American children sitting under a Christmas tree with wrapped presents in their laps. An unidentified woman is sitting on the left side.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Women seated (ddr-one-1-121)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Women seated (ddr-one-1-121)
Black and white photographic negative of women sitting around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The women are chatting with drinks on the table. From left to right women facing the camera: unidentified, Mieko Fujita, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Takako Inukai, and Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-125)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-125)
Black and white photographic negative of couple sitting alone in a booth at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is posing for the camera. Woman identified as Frances (Sono) Gale, man unidentified.
Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-422)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-422)
Black and white photographic negative of a bingo game with prizes displayed in the center. Event is hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now know as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Mary (Nakata) Fujii, Mitsy (Kiyomura) Takeoka, Ben Kasubuchi, unidentified, unidentified, James “Jim” Mamoru Fujii, Susie "Jinx" (Tamiyasu) Fujii carrying ...
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- First Place Men's Team (ddr-one-1-115)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- First Place Men's Team (ddr-one-1-115)
Black and white photographic negative of the first place men's team at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Man holding trophy identified as John Asahara from Tacoma; it is possible that the winning team was from Seattle-Tacoma.
Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-423)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-423)
Black and white photographic negative of a bingo game with prizes displayed in the center. Event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now know as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Bingo workers from left to right: Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Ben Kasubuchi, unidentified, and Betty Nakashimada. Sitting in far left corner talking with Aki (Shiraishi) Dong is Mary ...
Geisha Girl (ddr-one-1-435)
img Geisha Girl (ddr-one-1-435)
Black and white original photographic print of an unidentified woman dressed in a kimono with hair and makeup done in a traditional geisha style. A large parasol is placed beside her on the stage of the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple.)
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. 46, No. 15 (April 11, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 15 (April 11, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-15)
Select article titles: "JACL protests Eisenhower pay plan" (p.1); "Snake River Chapter's nominee, Margaret Itami, crowned 1958 Miss National JACL; to reign at 15th Biennial convention" (p.1) Starting in Number 13, the volume number in the header changes from 46 to 26. This printing error is not corrected for the rest of the volume.
Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-222-10)
vh Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-222-10)
Recreational activities in Clovis, New Mexico: celebrating holidays
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.

Minoru Tajii Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-394-14)
vh Minoru Tajii Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-394-14)
Celebrating the New Year's holiday

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Christmas card (ddr-densho-321-1330)
doc Christmas card (ddr-densho-321-1330)
Caption: "Season's Greetings / Chuck & Beth Kubokawa."
The Sayonara Ball (ddr-densho-353-354)
img The Sayonara Ball (ddr-densho-353-354)
The 1936 Sayonara Ball was held in the Spanish Ballroom.
[Helen Thomas' 90th birthday] (ddr-csujad-4-9)
img [Helen Thomas' 90th birthday] (ddr-csujad-4-9)
A photograph of Helen Thomas' 90th birthday party. Pictured is Helen, along with Emiko Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada]. Also pictured in the background is Elva and Walter Buss. The inscription on the backside reads: Helen Thomas' 90th birthday. Emiko Nakawaki. Elva and Walter Buss in background. Nov. 19, 1978. See this object in the California State ...
[Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-16)
img [Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-16)
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. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_011
[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 ...
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