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).

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Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Refreshments Table (ddr-one-1-106)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Refreshments Table (ddr-one-1-106)
Black and white photographic negative of the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar Refreshments Table. Toyse "Toy" Miura and Phyllis Midori (Ando) Muramatsu are running the refreshments table. Behind them are stacks of empty soda bottles. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple.
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, ...
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Seated couple (ddr-one-1-122)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Seated couple (ddr-one-1-122)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. One couple is smiling for the camera. Left to right: Yuri Sasaki, Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki, May Sono, and George Sono. Woman standing in left background is identified as May ...
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-61)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-61)
Color slide of young men and women filling plates at Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Ben Ishida, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, and Arthur "Art" Ojiro Sasaki.
Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-34-71)
img Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-34-71)
Zenmatsu Seko drives the Bainbridge Gardens truck, which has been decorated for the Fourth of July parade. The truck was one of the first on the island.
Community gathering (ddr-densho-34-49)
img Community gathering (ddr-densho-34-49)
The Japanese American community gathers in front of the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church in celebration of the Japanese emperor's birthday.
Reverend's birthday celebration (ddr-densho-34-76)
img Reverend's birthday celebration (ddr-densho-34-76)
Reverend Hirakawa's birthday celebration at the Winslow Baptist Church. Left to right: Mr. Shibayama, Reverend Hirakawa, Mr. Amatatsu, Tomi Hayashida and Lilly Kitamoto.
Girls marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-288)
img Girls marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-288)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-191)
img Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-191)
Japanese American community members in a parade as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-232)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-232)
Japanese Americans aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Issei dressed as Uncle Sam (ddr-densho-35-227)
img Issei dressed as Uncle Sam (ddr-densho-35-227)
This Issei man is taking part in the Golden Potlatch festivities.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-275)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-275)
Spectators watch the floats pass by during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade.
Women in parade car (ddr-densho-35-265)
img Women in parade car (ddr-densho-35-265)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-255)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-255)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Burnside Hat Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-272)
img Burnside Hat Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-272)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-230)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-230)
Japanese American children aboard a replica of the Miike Maru steamship during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade of 1911. The Miike Maru was the first ship to begin regular commercial service between Japan and North America.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-277)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-277)
Spectators watch the floats pass by during Seattle's first Golden Potlatch parade.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-261)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-261)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Automobile race (ddr-densho-35-187)
img Automobile race (ddr-densho-35-187)
This automobile is racing up Queen Anne Hill as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Washington Portland Cement Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-247)
img Washington Portland Cement Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-247)
Seattle residents watch as this float passes by during the city's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-249)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-249)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the city's first Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-217)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-217)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Girls preparing for a parade (ddr-densho-35-297)
img Girls preparing for a parade (ddr-densho-35-297)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-223)
img Golden Potlatch festival (ddr-densho-35-223)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-211)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-211)
Japanese American children aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch Parade of 1911.
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