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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Celebration (ddr-densho-258-132)
img Celebration (ddr-densho-258-132)
Three women grouped around a picnic table. Caption below: "Mrs. Takeda, May 1952."
Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-172)
img Japanese American women and children (ddr-densho-259-172)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A large group of Hood River Issei women and their many, many children, but with no men present In an associated picture [Masuo Yasui] had written that this was a gathering of the Hood River Japanese in front of the R.G. Dieck's [Dicek's] place for their annual Decoration Day."
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 52 (June 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-219)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 52 (June 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-219)
"Pvt. Kawaguchi Rites Friday" (p. 1), "Symington, Air Force Aide, Will Speak at Americanism Rites During Fourth Fete" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 66 (August 17, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-233)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 66 (August 17, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-233)
"Claims Total Here to Date Set at $20,000" (p. 1), "Orientals Win Voting Rights" (p. 1), "Queen Terri and Attendants Invite City of Los Angeles to Join in Nisei Week Festival" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 66 (August 16, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-235)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 66 (August 16, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-235)
"Walter Gets Bid to Join JACL Confab" (p. 1), "International Carnival" (p. 1), "President Inks More Measures" (p. 2).
Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-400)
img Campfire party (ddr-densho-259-400)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Campfire party at Hendersons."
Japanese Americans gathered for decoration day (ddr-densho-259-173)
img Japanese Americans gathered for decoration day (ddr-densho-259-173)
Caption by Masuo Yasui: "In [?] front of R. G. Dicek's [?] place. Hood River, Ore. On July 17, 1924 Hood River Japanese gathered for their annual decoration day."
Four women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-300)
img Four women in kimono (ddr-densho-259-300)
Four women in kimono with flowers. Caption on front of photograph reads "[illegible, Amano, 5/7/30."
Gathering of Issei men (ddr-densho-259-445)
img Gathering of Issei men (ddr-densho-259-445)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A gathering of a large group of Issei men, sitting and standing in a grassy meadow. There is an American flag prominently displayed and there are unidentifiable steamers on tall poles The tall bluff in the left background reminds me of what the area immediately to the west of Koberg's Beach used …
Issei men in Rose Festival attire (ddr-densho-259-411)
img Issei men in Rose Festival attire (ddr-densho-259-411)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Masuo Yasui and Katsusaburo Tamura, in their Rose Festival clothing, standing in front of the Japanese Methodist Mission in Portland."
Four Issei
img Four Issei "dandies" preparing for the Rose Festival (ddr-densho-259-408)
"Four young Issei dandies including [Masuo Yasui] and [Katsusaburo] Tamura, all dressed for the [Portland] Rose Festival Parade."
img "Issei in quasi-feudal Japanese costumes" (ddr-densho-259-453)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Hood River Issei in quasi-feudal Japanese costumes. I think that this picture was taken at our Mosier farm because of the hills in the background I suspect that this was another undokai [field day/sports day]."
Christmas card (ddr-densho-316-8)
doc Christmas card (ddr-densho-316-8)
Caption on front: "Best Christmas / Wishes and / Happiness throughout / the Year. / Ralph and Eleanor Smith."
Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy (ddr-densho-319-54)
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy (ddr-densho-319-54)
Request for a gallon of Kokuho rice and a bottle of Hakutsuru sake.
Holiday card (ddr-densho-321-1331)
doc Holiday card (ddr-densho-321-1331)
Caption: "Merry Christmas / Happy New Year / Jim, Carolyn, Mary Jo, & Jill Beck[?] / What do you think of the thund- / ering hard now - By the way you / owe one letter."
Rose Parade (ddr-densho-325-341)
img Rose Parade (ddr-densho-325-341)
Written on back of photograph "Pasadena Rose Parade 1/1/48"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-358)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-358)
Written on back of photograph "Ossie shower Feb 8. 1948"
Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-377)
img Bridal Shower (ddr-densho-325-377)
Written on back of photograph "Ethel's shower April 4, 1948 L.A."
Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-378)
img Baby Shower (ddr-densho-325-378)
Written on back of photograph "April 4, 1948"
Rose Parade float (ddr-densho-325-347)
img Rose Parade float (ddr-densho-325-347)
Float in the Pasadena Rose Parade on New Years Day 1948.
Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-386)
img Nisei woman (ddr-densho-325-386)
Written on front of photograph " To [Illegible] Miguire From Hisa"
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