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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Festivals, celebrations, and holidays (553)

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Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-2)
img Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-2)
A photograph of an outdoor event as part of Japan Day and the World's Fair that took place in San Francisco's Treasure Island in 1939-1940. From page 1 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_01_001
Speech at the World's Fair (ddr-csujad-11-59)
img Speech at the World's Fair (ddr-csujad-11-59)
A photograph of a man, perhaps an elected official, speaking at the World's Fair held in San Francisco's Treasure Island in 1939. From page 23 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_23_002
Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-61)
img Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-61)
A photograph of a float from the Japan Day Parade, 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_002
Parade (ddr-csujad-11-155)
img Parade (ddr-csujad-11-155)
Three women are photographed at the Fourth of July parade in Monterey, California. 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_003
Ochigo (ddr-csujad-11-27)
img Ochigo (ddr-csujad-11-27)
A parade for Buddhist Day on Treasure Island, California. The caption reads, "Ochigo." From page 14 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_14_001
Parade (ddr-csujad-11-156)
img Parade (ddr-csujad-11-156)
Photographed are a group of men carrying a banner [?] as part of the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey, California. 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_004
S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-63)
img S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-63)
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_002
Fair Queens (ddr-csujad-11-7)
img Fair Queens (ddr-csujad-11-7)
A close-up photograph of the ladies crowned queens of the World's Fair. The second from the left is identified as Miss Japan, the center is Miss California, and the right is Miss San Francisco. From page 3 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
Photograph of Frank Chin and his son Sam (ddr-csujad-24-109)
img Photograph of Frank Chin and his son Sam (ddr-csujad-24-109)
A photograph of Frank Chin with his son Sam, with a note written on the back from Michi and Walter Weglyn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_08_011
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 ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-302)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-302)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community at a picnic. One photograph captures a cultural event sponsored by local Japanese associations. Also includes a photograph of a Japanese woman along with the Santa Barbara Museum of National History and St. Anthony's Seminary, both located in Santa ...
Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
img Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs, mostly depicting Japanese American females. Inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Kiyo, love Judy." Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_017
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Taenaka family, including Haruko, Yaeko, Chiyoko, and Saiko in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_063
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-271)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-271)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of the Taenaka family, including Kamie, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko taken with the local Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Haruko, Chiyoko and Saiko wear kimono. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1930s. See this object in the ...
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-34)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-34)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Two photographs are pasted on the page. Those photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of a Japanese man and woman in kimono and a Japanese infant dressed for a Japanese traditional ceremony for newborns. See this object in the ...
Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-267)
img Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-267)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs including the Taenaka family and the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Three of the photographs capture a group of Japanese American women in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
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 ...
Tule Lake scrapbook (ddr-csujad-26-53)
img Tule Lake scrapbook (ddr-csujad-26-53)
Scrapbook created in Tule Lake camp by Japanese American students. Contents include drawings, art, holiday greeting cards prints, poetry and signatures of student groups. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_03_20_001
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-61)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-61)
Scrapbook page featuring Tule Lake setting block prints of four holiday greeting cards. Each card depicts the barracks within a variation of the camp setting and variations of landscape. The page features two illustrations of barracks with one drawing specifically depicting the barracks behind barbed wire fencing and is signed by "Cleone Norman." Tule Lake scrapbook ...
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 ...
Tule Lake scrapbook
img Tule Lake scrapbook "Christmas cards" (ddr-csujad-26-58)
Scrapbook page features a black and red holiday card block print depicting camp barracks and a star behind a cattail plant reading "Tule Lake greetings" designed and cut by craft class students and includes name of "Cleone Norman" in lower right corner. The print is noted as being the most popular. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page ...
People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
img People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
People pose during what appears to be a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_111
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
[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 ...
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