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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Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-279)
img Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-279)
Spectators watch as this float passes by during Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-19)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-19)
Front, left to right: Janet Okamoto, Ruby Suyama, Irene Yamauchi, Ben Yanagimoto, and unidentified. Back, left to right: Kiyo Harada, Mary Yoshijima, Fusaye Yokoyama, May Shimbo, Kanichi Iwami, Fumiko Uyeda Groves, Kiki Hagimori, and Sachi Iwami.
Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
img Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
This Christmas party was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse.
Sansei children (ddr-densho-325-462)
img Sansei children (ddr-densho-325-462)
Written on the back of the photograph "Sept. 5, '53"
Rose Parade float (ddr-densho-325-339)
img Rose Parade float (ddr-densho-325-339)
Written on the back of the photograph "Pasadena Rose Parade Jan. 1, 1948 Gen. Omar Bradley + wife"
Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-378)
img Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-378)
Written on back of photograph "April 4, 1948"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-361)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-361)
Written on the back of the photograph "Ossie shower Feb. 8, 1948 Misako Kawakami home"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
Written on back of photograph "Ossie's shower Feb. 8, 1948"
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-62)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-62)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 13, 1944). White card, metallic silver border with illustration in red/green of two red flowers. "Greetings" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked December 13, 1944 from Kansas City, Missouri.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 16, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-36)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 16, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-36)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 16, 1943). Red card with illustration in white/blue of an angel keeping warm by a fireplace. There are white stars and holly leaves in each of the corners. "Greetings" is on the front left of card. Envelope is postmarked December 16, 1943 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) (ddr-janm-1-93)
doc Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) (ddr-janm-1-93)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) from De Kalb, Illinois. White/red card with illustration in blue/green/red of a snow covered church. "A Joyous Christmas" is on the front top of card.
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).
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