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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Asano Terao Interview I Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-108-43)
vh Asano Terao Interview I Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-108-43)
Participation in Japanese American community events: Bon Odori (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in order …

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
Selected article titles: "Case for Aleut Redress Presented" (pp. 1, 8), "JCCCNC Officially Opens Doors" (p. 1), "Nisei Week Events Scheduled" (p. 2), and "House Passes 'Jpn' Resolution" (p. 3).
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-592)
av Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-592)
Sumito and Hisa Horiuchi Written on back of the photograph "May 11, 1978 [struck through] April 29, 1978 Mari birth party"
Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-595)
av Nisei couple (ddr-densho-325-595)
Sumito and Hisa Horiuchi Written on back of photograph "April 29, 1978 Maritza birth party"
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Trophies (ddr-one-1-114)
av Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Trophies (ddr-one-1-114)
Black and white photographic negative of Bruce Fukuda holding two trophies at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.
Christmas card from Richard I. Okamura to Sue Ogata Kato (ddr-csujad-49-108)
doc Christmas card from Richard I. Okamura to Sue Ogata Kato (ddr-csujad-49-108)
Christmas card from Richard I. Okamura to Sue Ogata Kato. An item from: pages 76-77 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_052_02
Thanksgiving napkin (ddr-csujad-49-97)
img Thanksgiving napkin (ddr-csujad-49-97)
Thanksgiving napkin. An item from: pages 70-71 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_047_09
Birthday napkin from Col. Hollinghead's birthday affair (ddr-csujad-49-95)
img Birthday napkin from Col. Hollinghead's birthday affair (ddr-csujad-49-95)
Birthday napkin souvenir from Colonel Hollinghead's birthday affair. An item from: pages 70-71 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_047_07
Spring 1936 Courtship of Mills (ddr-csujad-55-2266)
img Spring 1936 Courtship of Mills (ddr-csujad-55-2266)
Black and white photograph depicting a group of 35 women in costume. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2370
Akiko and Noboru Shirai (ddr-csujad-55-1314)
img Akiko and Noboru Shirai (ddr-csujad-55-1314)
Black and white photograph portrait depicting Akiko and Noboru Shirai wearing formal Japanese attire. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1316
Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1949 (ddr-csujad-55-114)
doc Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1949 (ddr-csujad-55-114)
Christmas letter from the Tsukamoto family including an update on family life and activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0116
Letter from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell, December 15, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2546)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell, December 15, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2546)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell regarding thankfulness for the persimmons she sent him. Wishing her a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2653
Letter from the Tsukamoto family, December, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-111)
doc Letter from the Tsukamoto family, December, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-111)
Christmas letter from the Tsukamoto family including an update on family life, farm, school, and church. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0113
Letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto, December 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-112)
doc Letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto, December 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-112)
Christmas letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0114
Military Intelligence Service Language School Christmas Festival Service (ddr-csujad-55-155)
doc Military Intelligence Service Language School Christmas Festival Service (ddr-csujad-55-155)
Program for the Christmas Festival Service at the Military Intelligence Service Language School. Includes order of the service, songs, readings, and prayers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0157
[Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-16)
img [Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-16)
A photograph of Dorothy Ai Okine dressing in kimono and wearing a crown. It is taken during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Higashi Honganji Rafu Betsuin. Placed on a paper photo frame. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_011
[Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-336)
img [Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-336)
A photograph of Dorothy Ai Okine dressing in kimono and wearing a crown. It is taken during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Higashi Honganji Rafu Betsuin. Placed on a paper photo frame. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album," page 2 (csudh_oki_0300). See this object in the California State Universities …
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
A photograph of Sawako Nakano at age 15. Sawako is a niece of Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. It is taken by Tonen Hisashi in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_006
Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
doc Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
A letter from Hatsuno Hotty Befu to her brother Masao Okine. She talks about her friend, Mary Hidaka, and her family in Boyle Heights, California. She also writes about her plan during the holiday seasons. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_20_001
Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
doc Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
A holiday letter of greetings on Christmas from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada] in Stanton, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California, which contains basic correspondence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_031
[Helen Thomas' 90th birthday] (ddr-csujad-4-9)
img [Helen Thomas' 90th birthday] (ddr-csujad-4-9)
A photograph of Helen Thomas' 90th birthday party. Pictured is Helen, along with Emiko Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada]. Also pictured in the background is Elva and Walter Buss. The inscription on the backside reads: Helen Thomas' 90th birthday. Emiko Nakawaki. Elva and Walter Buss in background. Nov. 19, 1978. See this object in the California State …
Letter from Amy [Emiko Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 11, 1957 (ddr-csujad-4-28)
doc Letter from Amy [Emiko Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 11, 1957 (ddr-csujad-4-28)
A holiday letter with greetings on Christmas and New Year from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko AmyTerada] in Anaheim, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter includes general correspondence, including updates on her, Sam [=Usami], and Tsuyoshi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_030
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