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 (415)

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Asano Terao Interview I Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-108-43)
vh Asano Terao Interview I Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-108-43)
Participation in Japanese American community events: Bon Odori (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in ...

Mara Mihara Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-194-7)
vh Mara Mihara Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-194-7)
Celebrating New Year's, helping to prepare food

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

June Takahashi Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-88-6)
vh June Takahashi Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-88-6)
Community life in Petersburg, Alaska: holidays and celebrations
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-152-12)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-152-12)
Memories of prewar Japanese community activities: mochitsuki and picnics
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 8 (August 19, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 8 (August 19, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-34)
Select article titles: "Emphasis on Japanese culture taking over Nisei Week Festival" (p.1); "Nisei urges U.S. supported group to fight communists in Japan" (p.8)
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.
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 ...
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.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-107)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-107)
Black and white photographic negative of a crowd playing Roulette 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 4947 (ddr-one-1-718)
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)
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-409)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-409)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance performance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). First dancer on the left: Sakae Kobayashi.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-72)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-72)
Color slide of two women posing in kimonos and straw hats at Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance). From left to right: Ruth Saito and Grace (Tachibana) Ishikawa.
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