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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Shizuko
vh Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-4-3)
Celebrating holidays before the war

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A masquerade party (ddr-densho-353-235)
img A masquerade party (ddr-densho-353-235)
The party was sponsored by the Grand Union Laundry for its employees.
Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-318-8)
vh Toshio Moritsugu Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-318-8)
Celebrating New Year's Day

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Consul General Saito (ddr-csujad-11-5)
img Consul General Saito (ddr-csujad-11-5)
Consul General Saito making a public speech. This is most likely part of the Japan Day celebration, which was also part of the World's Fair that was held in 1939-1940 in San Francisco's Treasure Island. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_02_002
Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-11-153)
img Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-11-153)
A photograph of the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey, California. The Japanese American Citizens League is represented by the banner. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_001
Water Follies (ddr-csujad-11-157)
img Water Follies (ddr-csujad-11-157)
The Water Follies float advertises for the "P.G. Pool Sat. Nite 8pm." This float is part of the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey, California. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_005
Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-65)
img Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-65)
Perhaps from the Japan Day parade, a large float is decorated with objects and people dressed in traditional clothing. From page 26 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_26_002
Parade (ddr-csujad-11-154)
img Parade (ddr-csujad-11-154)
Photographed are three men participating in the Fourth of July parade in Monterey, California. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_002
University of California, evacuation and settlement study: case history I (ddr-csujad-26-26)
doc University of California, evacuation and settlement study: case history I (ddr-csujad-26-26)
Correspondence regarding a profile of incarceree Harry Osaka written by Robert Spencer. The profile was taken during a trip to Fresno for Harry's mother's funeral with Spencer as the escort and includes Harry's life and family story, farm business before incarceration, religious practices, holiday practices, description of funeral. Profile included as part of ...
People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
img People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
People pose during what appears to be a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_111
George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
doc George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
Oral history interview with George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hashimoto, George Masashi and Mitsuno
Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
img Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. - probably mid 1920s. Japanese Industrial Association in parade."
Auburn Day parade (ddr-densho-18-13)
img Auburn Day parade (ddr-densho-18-13)
Shown is the first-prize float in the Auburn day parade, which was a community festival held every spring.
Tea ceremony demonstration (ddr-densho-259-135)
img Tea ceremony demonstration (ddr-densho-259-135)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo Yasui] teaching a tea ceremony class at the [Hood River] Japanese Community Hall. Most of the women are dressed in kimono, but all of them probably had been taking lessons."
Governor James Withycombe and Queen Sybil Baker in the Portland Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-275)
img Governor James Withycombe and Queen Sybil Baker in the Portland Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-275)
Governor James Withycombe and "Queen Sybil" (Sybil Baker) in the Portland Rose Festival Parade.
Tenchosetsu celebration (ddr-densho-259-444)
img Tenchosetsu celebration (ddr-densho-259-444)
Gathering of Issei for the celebration of Tenchosetsu, a day to pray for the long life of the emperor and a celebration of Emperor Taisho's birthday.
Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-401)
img Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-401)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group of young girls, apparently at a masquerade party or dressed up for Halloween. It probably was for Halloween, although generally in our early years nobody went around in costumes, much less went out trick or treating. We just went out to write on car and home windows with soap usually, but ...
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