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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Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-18)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-18)
Bon Odori is an annual Japanese American community festival held outside the Seattle Buddhist Temple at 1427 South Main Street.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-17)
img Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-17)
The Bon Odori festival was held on Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. These dancers are dressed as the forty-seven ronin (masterless samurai). The story of the forty-seven ronin is famous in Japan. The story of the forty-seven ronin has been made into numerous movies in Japan. Lord Asano, the samurai's master, was forced to commit …
Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
img Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
This Christmas party was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse.
Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-128-43)
img Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-128-43)
A Fourth of July parade down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade (ddr-densho-128-91)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-91)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade (ddr-densho-128-90)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-90)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade (ddr-densho-128-89)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-89)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
A parade float (ddr-densho-353-330)
img A parade float (ddr-densho-353-330)
A float in the Potlatch parade, sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
img A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
Fourth of July festivities at Lincoln Park Beach.
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.
The Sayonara Ball (ddr-densho-353-353)
img The Sayonara Ball (ddr-densho-353-353)
The 1930 Sayonara Ball was held at the Seattle Yacht Club.
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