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 (512)

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Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (1942 - 1945) (ddr-janm-1-98)
doc Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (1942 - 1945) (ddr-janm-1-98)
Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (1942 - 1945). Red card with illustration in white of pine tree branches with pine cones on them. "Greetings" is on the front center of card. Envelope says "Mollie" in the center and "Sadae" in the bottom right.
Child's birthday card (with envelope) addressed to Molly Wilson for Millard from
doc Child's birthday card (with envelope) addressed to Molly Wilson for Millard from "Little Kennie" (March 6, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-46)
A children's birthday card with envelope addressed to Molly Wilson. Illustration of one cat and one dog on front. Card for Millard turning 4 years old, and signed from "Little Kennie." Envelope stamped March 6, 1945.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-39)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-39)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 14, 1944). Brown card with illustration in red/white/black of two Scottie dogs in a read rectangular frame. There are green stars and a green border. "Hoot mon! A Merry Christmas" is on the front right of card. Envelope is postmarked December 14, 1944 from Minneapolis ...
Birthday card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (ddr-janm-1-26)
doc Birthday card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (ddr-janm-1-26)
Birthday greeting card written by Sandie Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/purple card with illustration in purple/green of a bouquet of pansies, borders in purple. "Birthday Remembrance" on top center on front of card. Includes white envelope addressed to Mollie Wilson; not stamped nor postmarked.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 30, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-77)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 30, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-77)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 30, 1943). Envelope is postmarked December 30, 1943 from Chicago, Illinois.
Program for a Celebration Marking the First Redress Payments Under the Civil Liberites Act of 1988 event (October 9, 1990) (ddr-janm-4-12)
doc Program for a Celebration Marking the First Redress Payments Under the Civil Liberites Act of 1988 event (October 9, 1990) (ddr-janm-4-12)
Program for a Celebration Marking the First Redress Payments Under the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 event at The Great Hall (October 9, 1990).
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.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-402)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-402)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance performance on a stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Dancers on stage: second to the right, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba; third to the right, Mary (Nakata) Fujii.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-65)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-65)
Color slide of two women in kimonos or yukatas, outside performing Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) at night. From left to right: Grace (Tachibana) Ishikawa and Ruth Saito.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-51)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-51)
Color slide of two women in kimonos or yukatas, outside performing a Odori (a Japanese folk dance) at night. Woman on left identified as Ruth Saito.
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-60)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-60)
Color slide of young women filling plates at a Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, unidentified, Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Jean Matsumoto, and Michiko (Masuoka) Nishioka.
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-52)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-52)
Color slide of procession in front of US Customs House in Northwest Portland. Procession led by a color guard of Boy Scouts, carrying the United States flag and the Buddhist flag. Women in kimonos or yukatas follow, then black vehicles with flowers on top, then the Chigo "children's" procession. From left to right: Kenneth "Kenny ...
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-49)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-49)
Color slide of procession in front of the US Customs House in Northwest Portland. Women in brightly colored kimonos or yukatas form two lines. Followed by four more women in somber colored kimonos or yukatas. Procession from left to right: Betty Nakashimada, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Jean Matsumoto, Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong ...
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-412)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-412)
Black and white photographic negative of Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando speaking to a large seated audience, inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple) at Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration).
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-717)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-717)
Black and white photographic print of a crowd and banner 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 negative please see ONLC 2904 (ddr--one-1-105)
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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