Community activities

Japanese Americans of the pre-World War II era, urban and rural dwellers alike, lived in tight-knit communities bound together by a wide variety of shared associations and institutions. In an era marked by pronounced anti-Asian racism, Japanese Americans in cities tended to live in segregated ghettoes. While discrimination was the reason for isolated Japanese American neighborhoods, the well-organized and tight-knit community provided a rich social and cultural foundation for the Japanese immigrants and their children.

Community activities (70)

Facilities
Format
Genre
Usage

Use <Ctrl> or (⌘) keys to select multiple terms

853 items
Group dines at Bush Garden restaurant (ddr-densho-395-67)
img Group dines at Bush Garden restaurant (ddr-densho-395-67)
A group of men and women sit around a dinner table, likely at the Bush Garden restaurant according to accompanying materials.
Kimiko and Seiso Bitow dine at a table (ddr-densho-395-93)
img Kimiko and Seiso Bitow dine at a table (ddr-densho-395-93)
Kimiko passes a dish while seated next to Seiso, possibly at a wedding reception.
Seiso Bitow stands near a table (ddr-densho-395-92)
img Seiso Bitow stands near a table (ddr-densho-395-92)
Seiso Bitow stands near a table in a crowded room, possibly about to give a speech at a wedding.
Attendees fill a banquet hall (ddr-densho-395-86)
img Attendees fill a banquet hall (ddr-densho-395-86)
Attendees crowd into a large room lined with banquet tables. On a stage, large American and Japanese flags are displayed side by side. Accompanying materials indicate that the venue is "possibly Nippon Kan Theater" but it is more likely Washington Hall.
Entertainment After Dinner (ddr-jamsj-1-176)
img Entertainment After Dinner (ddr-jamsj-1-176)
Seventh Annual Landscape Gardener's Convention held in Southern California.
Audience shot of the night's entertainment (ddr-jamsj-1-497)
img Audience shot of the night's entertainment (ddr-jamsj-1-497)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
Attendants of the 20th Anniversary (ddr-jamsj-1-623)
img Attendants of the 20th Anniversary (ddr-jamsj-1-623)
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration-Installation Dinner at Hyatt House.
Men shaking hands (ddr-jamsj-1-632)
img Men shaking hands (ddr-jamsj-1-632)
The 20th Anniversary Commemoration-Installation Dinner at Hyatt House.
Band playing at convention reception (ddr-jamsj-1-480)
img Band playing at convention reception (ddr-jamsj-1-480)
Dinner reception for the Ninth Annual California Landscape Gardeners Convention held at Cabana Hotel.
API