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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Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-256)
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Spectators watching the parade, part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-241)
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This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-183)
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Japanese American children aboard a replica of the Miike Maru steamship during Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911. The Miike Maru was the first ship to begin regular commercial service between Japan and North America.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-213)
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Japanese American children aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch Parade of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade float (ddr-densho-35-279)
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Spectators watch as this float passes by during Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-19)
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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)
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This Christmas party was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse.
Sansei children (ddr-densho-325-462)
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Written on the back of the photograph "Sept. 5, '53"
Rose Parade float (ddr-densho-325-339)
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Written on the back of the photograph "Pasadena Rose Parade Jan. 1, 1948 Gen. Omar Bradley + wife"
Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-378)
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Written on back of photograph "April 4, 1948"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-361)
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Written on the back of the photograph "Ossie shower Feb. 8, 1948 Misako Kawakami home"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-356)
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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.
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