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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Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-119)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-119)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified couples dancing at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Jimmy Amato and his Orchestra are playing in the background.
Children at Odori (ddr-one-1-64)
img Children at Odori (ddr-one-1-64)
Color slide of two posing children in their Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) costumes. Second from the left is Janice (Ikata) Marks.
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Chigo Procession (ddr-one-1-67)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Chigo Procession (ddr-one-1-67)
Color slide of two children in traditional Japanese costumes with gold headdresses. Children are carrying pink flowers and are part of a Chigo "Children's" procession past the US Custom's House in Northwest Portland. The children are followed by an unidentified Buddhist priest. From left to right: Joanne (Furukawa) Longfeldt and Joyce (Matsunaga) McMahon.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-716)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-716)
Black and white photographic print of the game booths and crowd at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For negative please see ONLC 2914 (ddr-one-1-110)
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-124)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-124)
Original black and white photographic print of couple sitting at table at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is smiling for the camera. From left to right: Bob Luck and Doris Chan. Negative ONLC 2940 (ddr-one-1-123).
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-407)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-407)
Black and white photographic negative of two unidentified dancers with fans performing an Odori folk dance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Two woman sit on stage in western style clothes, one playing a shamisen.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-71)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-71)
Color slide of Grace (Sakano) Robbs posing for the camera in a kimono at a Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) performance.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-66)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-66)
Color slide of four unidentified women in yukatas or kimonos with Japanese straw hats performing Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) at night.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-70)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-70)
Color slide of an unidentified woman in a pink kimono outside performing a Odori (a traditional Japanese folk dance) at night.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-125)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-125)
Black and white photographic negative of couple sitting alone in a booth at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is posing for the camera. Woman identified as Frances (Sono) Gale, man unidentified.
Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-423)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Bingo (ddr-one-1-423)
Black and white photographic negative of a bingo game with prizes displayed in the center. Event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now know as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Bingo workers from left to right: Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Ben Kasubuchi, unidentified, and Betty Nakashimada. Sitting in far left corner talking with Aki (Shiraishi) Dong is Mary …
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-126)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-126)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting in booth around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Both couples are posing for the camera. Left to right: Barbara Sono Uyesugi, Koji Sono, Molly (Yamase) Sono and Tom Sono.
Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-50)
img Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-50)
Color slide of four unidentified women and one unidentified man in kimonos or yukatas, outside performing a Odori (a Japanese folk dance) at night.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Bingo Table (ddr-one-1-719)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Bingo Table (ddr-one-1-719)
Black and white photographic print of a group of people playing bingo at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. Sitting left to right: unidentified, Shig Yuzuriha, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba, Lily (Tsujimura) Hongo Namba, unidentified, and unidentified. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For negative please see ONLC 2910 (ddr-one-1-108).
Christmas (ddr-one-1-649)
img Christmas (ddr-one-1-649)
Black and white photographic negative of two unidentified Japanese American children sitting under a Christmas tree with wrapped presents in their laps. An unidentified woman is sitting on the left side.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-406)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-406)
Black and white photographic negative of two unidentified dancers with fans performing an Odori folk dance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Two woman sit on stage in western style clothes, one playing a shamisen. A man is visible looking around the curtain …
Odori costumes (ddr-one-1-62)
img Odori costumes (ddr-one-1-62)
Color slide of three women sitting dressed in Odori (traditional Japanese folk dance) costumes of kimonos or yukatas with straw hats on. From left to right: unidentified, Midori Hasegawa, and Lily Ono.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-404)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-404)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance performance on a stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). Dancers on stage from left to right: Mary (Nakata) Fujii, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Admission Table (ddr-one-1-113)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Admission Table (ddr-one-1-113)
Black and white photographic negative of three women sitting at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance Admission table at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. From left to right: Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa.
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-405)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-405)
Black and white photographic negative of an Odori folk dance on stage for Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Dancers front row from right to left: Mary (Nakata) Fujii and Shiz (Fujita) Inaba.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-110)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-110)
Black and white photographic negative of the game booths and crowd at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For print please see ONLC 4945 (ddr-one-1-716)
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-105)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-105)
Black and white photographic negative of a crowd and banners at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Man in crowd with legs crossed talking to two unidentified women is Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki. For print please see ONLC 4946 (ddr-one-1-717)
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-718)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-718)
Black and white photographic print of a crowd playing Roulette at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For negative please see ONLC 2908 (ddr-one-1-107)
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-107)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Roulette Table (ddr-one-1-107)
Black and white photographic negative of a crowd playing Roulette at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For print please see ONLC 4947 (ddr-one-1-718)
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-717)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar (ddr-one-1-717)
Black and white photographic print of a crowd and banner at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple). Man in crowd with legs crossed talking to two unidentified women is Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki. For negative please see ONLC 2904 (ddr--one-1-105)
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