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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Birthday party (ddr-densho-359-1235)
img Birthday party (ddr-densho-359-1235)
Pam Okano stands with other children behind her birthday cake.
Christmas portrait (ddr-densho-359-1248)
img Christmas portrait (ddr-densho-359-1248)
Kaichi and Itsuno Kawamoto pose with one of their grandchildren in front of a Christmas tree.
Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1658)
img Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1658)
The card is signed "Seasons Greeting [illegible] + Children".
Woman in kimono (ddr-densho-359-1070)
img Woman in kimono (ddr-densho-359-1070)
A woman in a kimono poses in front of a table of bonsai trees.
img "Parade in Livorno Italy 1946" (ddr-densho-201-223)
Caption on front: "442 Infrantry [sic] Regiment Gives Final Parade." Caption on side: "Parade in Livorno Italy 1946."
Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-229)
img Issei men in feudal Japanese costumes (ddr-densho-259-229)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Issei men dressed in feudal Japanese costumes These ancient Japanese costumes represented the samurai, and possibly some of the entourage of a daimyo (a samurai lord); some of the priestly class; the artisan class represented by men in workmen's clothing and carrying framing squares; and interestingly, a couple of ...
Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-189)
img Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-189)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A large group of Hood River Issei women and their many, many children, but with no men present In an associated picture [Masuo Yasui] had written that this was a gathering of the Hood River Japanese in front of the R.G. Dieck's [Dicek's] place for their annual Decoration Day."
img "Portland Japanese community's contribution to the Rose Festival parade" (ddr-densho-259-329)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This surely must have been the Portland Japanese community's contribution to the Rose Festival parade."
Gathering of Issei men (ddr-densho-259-445)
img Gathering of Issei men (ddr-densho-259-445)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A gathering of a large group of Issei men, sitting and standing in a grassy meadow. There is an American flag prominently displayed and there are unidentifiable steamers on tall poles The tall bluff in the left background reminds me of what the area immediately to the west of Koberg's Beach used ...
Four women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-300)
img Four women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-300)
Four women in kimono with flowers. Caption on front of photograph reads "[illegible, Amano, 5/7/30."
Girls marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-288)
img Girls marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-288)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Burnside Hat Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-272)
img Burnside Hat Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-272)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Girls preparing for a parade (ddr-densho-35-297)
img Girls preparing for a parade (ddr-densho-35-297)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-226)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-226)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade of cars (ddr-densho-35-266)
img Parade of cars (ddr-densho-35-266)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
American Ladies League parade float (ddr-densho-35-245)
img American Ladies League parade float (ddr-densho-35-245)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-234)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-234)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-260)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-260)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-253)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-253)
Spectators watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Issei riding in parade car (ddr-densho-35-229)
img Issei riding in parade car (ddr-densho-35-229)
These Issei are participating in Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-268)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-268)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
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