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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Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "An editorial" by Howard M. Imazeki; "Her name is woman" by Riley O'Suga; "Christmas tree" by Shuji Kimura; "Six old bachelors" by Miyoko Takagi; "Looking back" by Eugene Okada; "Great American tragedy" by Tsuyoshi Nakamura; "Pure hell" by Yukio ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-62)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-62)
Scrapbook page featuring block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one featuring birds flying over cattail plants and water with "Tule Lake greetings" lettered on; the second depicts a woman and a window featuring what appears to be stars and birds flying with lettering "Happy Xmas." The page also features an illustration of a chimney pipe. ...
Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
img Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
Postcard photo commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission. Oral history interview transcript and audio are found in items: csufccop_jaoh_0027 and csufccop_jaoh_0029. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1616_P01
Parade float (ddr-densho-13-47)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-13-47)
This Japanese Chamber of Commerce float was readied for the Potlatch parade. Front (left to right): unidentified, Mr. Sawada, Mr. Uyeminami, and Kinzo Asaba. On the float (left to right): unidentified, Teruko (last name unknown), unidentified, Mariko Mukai, Ms. Kihara, and Kazuko Itoi.
Parade float (ddr-densho-13-3)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-13-3)
This float was sponsored by the Japanese Fishing Tackle Dealers Association (note the list of individual dealers on the left). Left to right: Kinzo Asaba, Mr. Yamada, unidentified, unidentified, Mr. Ideta, unidentified, Chiyo Asaba, Kiyo Harada, Shuzo Asaba, and Yayeko Asaba.
Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-16)
img Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-16)
This celebration took place at Playland. Left to right: unidentified, Mrs. Hamada, and Marianne Okawa.
Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-15)
img Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-15)
The Japan Day celebration took place at Playland. Front (left to right): Mrs. Hamada, Marianne Okawa, unidentified, unidentified, and unidentified. Back: unidentified and Toki Hamasaki.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
Selected article titles: "Case for Aleut Redress Presented" (pp. 1, 8), "JCCCNC Officially Opens Doors" (p. 1), "Nisei Week Events Scheduled" (p. 2), and "House Passes 'Jpn' Resolution" (p. 3).
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-69)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-69)
Color slide of three people posing in Odori costumes (traditional Japanese folk dance), fourth is in western style clothes. From Left to right: Ida (Hobara) Sugahiro, Katie (Iwamoto) Tamiyasu, Wendy (Hongo) Peace, and Lily (Tsujimura) Hongo Fujita.
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.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Bingo Table (ddr-one-1-719)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Bingo Table (ddr-one-1-719)
Black and white photographic print of a group of people playing bingo at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. Sitting left to right: unidentified, Shig Yuzuriha, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba, Lily (Tsujimura) Hongo Namba, unidentified, and unidentified. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For negative please see ONLC 2910 (ddr-one-1-108).
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.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-406)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-406)
Black and white photographic negative of two unidentified dancers with fans performing an Odori folk dance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Two woman sit on stage in western style clothes, one playing a shamisen. A man is visible looking around the curtain ...
Odori costumes (ddr-one-1-62)
img Odori costumes (ddr-one-1-62)
Color slide of three women sitting dressed in Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) costumes of kimonos or yukatas with straw hats on. From left to right: unidentified, Midori Hasegawa, and Lily Ono.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-404)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-404)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance performance on a stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Dancers on stage from left to right: Mary (Nakata) Fujii, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Admission Table (ddr-one-1-113)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Admission Table (ddr-one-1-113)
Black and white photographic negative of three women sitting at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance Admission table at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. From left to right: Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-405)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-405)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Dancers front row from right to left: Mary (Nakata) Fujii and Shiz (Fujita) Inaba.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-110)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-110)
Black and white photographic negative of the game booths and crowd at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For print please see ONLC 4945 (ddr-one-1-716)
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-105)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-105)
Black and white photographic negative of a crowd and banners at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Man in crowd with legs crossed talking to two unidentified women is Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki. For print please see ONLC 4946 (ddr-one-1-717)
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