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 (415)

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Float in the Portland Rose Festival Parade (ddr-densho-259-163)
img Float in the Portland Rose Festival Parade (ddr-densho-259-163)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Two horses pulling a flatbed wagon which is draped with representations of the rising run flag and the starry blue & white field of the American flag. Four Nihonjin girls in kimono, holding paper parasols, stand under a branching double-decked tree made out of what appears to be paper roses. There's also ...
Christmas pageant at Japanese Community Hall (ddr-densho-259-179)
img Christmas pageant at Japanese Community Hall (ddr-densho-259-179)
Caption in Japanese at top of photograph: "Iwa Kurisumasu [Christmas celebration]." Caption by Homer Yasui: "A Christmas pageant which was performed by the Nisei members of the Hood River Japanese Methodist Church The girl second left looks like Mika Asai to mel and it might have been Jessie Iwatsuki holding the star on the stick. I ...
Loving cup award being presented (ddr-densho-259-342)
img Loving cup award being presented (ddr-densho-259-342)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Masuo Yasui] received a loving cup [the 'Silver Loving Cup' award] presented by the Hood River Japanese community in appreciation for services rendered."
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."
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-230)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-230)
Japanese American children aboard a replica of the Miike Maru steamship during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade of 1911. The Miike Maru was the first ship to begin regular commercial service between Japan and North America.
Women in parade car (ddr-densho-35-265)
img Women in parade car (ddr-densho-35-265)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Boys marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-287)
img Boys marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-287)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-264)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-264)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-215)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-215)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Coal company parade float (ddr-densho-35-237)
img Coal company parade float (ddr-densho-35-237)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-211)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-211)
Japanese American children aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch Parade of 1911.
Parade in front of Seattle's Henry Building (ddr-densho-35-236)
img Parade in front of Seattle's Henry Building (ddr-densho-35-236)
This parade was part of the city's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-254)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-254)
Spectators watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-189)
img Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-189)
Japanese American community members in a parade as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-276)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-276)
Spectators watch the floats pass by during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-251)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-251)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Rose Parade (ddr-densho-325-342)
img Rose Parade (ddr-densho-325-342)
Written on the back of photograph "Pasadena Rose Parade 1/1/48"
Rose Parade float (ddr-densho-325-347)
img Rose Parade float (ddr-densho-325-347)
Float in the Pasadena Rose Parade on New Years Day 1948.
Rose Parade (ddr-densho-325-340)
img Rose Parade (ddr-densho-325-340)
Written on back of photograph "Pasadena Rose Parade 1/1/48"
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