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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Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-61)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-61)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 23, 1944 from Lawrence, Kansas.
Birthday card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 16, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-41)
doc Birthday card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 16, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-41)
Birthday greeting card written by Mary Murakami to Molly Wilson. White/purple card with illustration in purple/pink/green of a bouquet of purple/yellow pansies, borders in purple. "To somene whose birthday month I share a Happy Birthday" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked January 16, 1945 from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Inside of ...
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 14, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-40)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 14, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-40)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (January 14, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 14, 1945 from Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Via air mail" is written boldly on the envelope.
Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-73-3)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-73-3)
Attending elementary school

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Paul Bannai Interview I Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-128-11)
vh Paul Bannai Interview I Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-128-11)
Becoming involved in Japanese American community activities, Japanese American Citizens League, Nisei Week
Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-12-19)
vh Mitsuko Hashiguchi Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-12-19)
Social activities of the prewar Bellevue community, Strawberry Festival brings everyone together
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50 No. 7 (February 12, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50 No. 7 (February 12, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-7)
Select article titles: "JACL viewed as 'best insurance' against repeal of bitter prejudice of prewar eras" (p.1); "JACL Chapters urged to support Civil Rights Push" (p. 1); "Yamasaki named architect for Century 21 Exposition $3 1/2-million hall of science" (p.6)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 13, (April 6, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 13, (April 6, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-13)
Select article titles: "Seek Transfer of WRA Archives to West Coast" (p.1); "Ex-Sacramento JACL President Named Assemblyman Garcia Aide in L.A." (p.1); "Nisei Untapped as Tie for U.S.-Japan Amity" (p.3); "Metal Health of Children" (p.3).
Holiday card (ddr-densho-321-1331)
doc Holiday card (ddr-densho-321-1331)
Caption: "Merry Christmas / Happy New Year / Jim, Carolyn, Mary Jo, & Jill Beck[?] / What do you think of the thund- / ering hard now - By the way you / owe one letter."
Christmas card (ddr-densho-321-1101)
doc Christmas card (ddr-densho-321-1101)
Caption: "Season's Greetings / Mr. and Mrs. N. Kuge."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 7 (February 16, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 7 (February 16, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-7)
Selected article titles: "Chuman Won't Consider Bid for 2nd Term as President" (p.1), "Cultural, Educational Exchange" (p.1), "Anti-Bias State Law to Be Enforced for Seattle Fair Days" (p.1), "Record Turnout at Twin Cities Issei Testimonial" (p.3).
Japanese Baptist church members (ddr-densho-353-301)
img Japanese Baptist church members (ddr-densho-353-301)
The church was located at 621 Washington Street. Captioned: "Farewell for Sasao sensei Rev. Blackstone." There is also a handwritten note on the back in Japanese.
Letters from Naoji, Miyuki, and Miyoko Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-250)
doc Letters from Naoji, Miyuki, and Miyoko Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-250)
Contains three letters written from the Okine's in Japan to Mr. Seiichi Okine along with an envelope. The three letters are written by Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine, and Miyoko Okine respectively, and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_81_001-004
Father's Day card from Masao Okine to Mr. S. Okine, June 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-81)
doc Father's Day card from Masao Okine to Mr. S. Okine, June 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-81)
A Father's Day card from Masao Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. Masao writes from Fort Meade, Minnesota, where he attends the U.S. military Japanese language School to Seiichi Okine who is incarcerated in the Rohwer camp, Arkansas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_20_001
Sueno and Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-10)
Sueno and Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-10)
A photograph of Sueno Nakano at age 53 and her second daughter, Sawako Nakano, at age 15. The photograph is addressed to Sueno's brogher-in-law, Seiichi Okine. It is taken by Hisashi Tonen in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_005
Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
doc Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
A letter from Hatsuno Hotty Befu to her brother Masao Okine. She talks about her friend, Mary Hidaka, and her family in Boyle Heights, California. She also writes about her plan during the holiday seasons. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_20_001
Bishop Matsukage (ddr-csujad-11-26)
img Bishop Matsukage (ddr-csujad-11-26)
This photograph depicts Bishop Matsukage dressed in traditional clothing along with a procession on Buddhist Day on Treasure Island near San Francisco. From page 13 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_13_001
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