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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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 9 (August 29, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 9 (August 29, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-34)
Selected article titles: "JACL--National Travel Program: 11 Charter Flights to Japan Being Planned for 1976" (p. 1), "JACL Weak Points Viewed" (pp. 1, 4), "1975 Nisei Week Queen and Court" (p. 4), and "Poston: As It Looked in '69" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 1 (January 2-9, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 82, No. 1 (January 2-9, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-1)
Selected article titles: "Ushio Appeals for White House Concern" (pp. 1, 3), "Topaz WRA Center Historical Plaques Set in Delta City Park" (p. 1), and "Pacific Citizen Calendar for the Bicentennial" (pp. 5-6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 18 (October 29, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 18 (October 29, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-43)
Selected article titles: "Coroner Noguchi's Case Due Final Oral Arguments" (p. 1), "Portuguese-Japanese Festa-Matsuri Slated Nov. 19-20" (p. 3), and "Warren and the Newspapers" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 9 (November 1-14, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 9 (November 1-14, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-21)
Selected article titles: "Flap: Dallas Editor Disputes Nikkei Sense of 'Concentration Camps'" (pp. 1, 10), "Centennial: Biggest Group of Nikkei Gather for Celebration" (pp. 6, 9), "From the Frying Pan: Is the Nisei Generation Out of Touch?" (p. 8), and "Redress Is No Substitute for Lost Homelands" (pp. 9, 12).
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Refreshments Table (ddr-one-1-106)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Refreshments Table (ddr-one-1-106)
Black and white photographic negative of the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar Refreshments Table. Toyse "Toy" Miura and Phyllis Midori (Ando) Muramatsu are running the refreshments table. Behind them are stacks of empty soda bottles. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Seated couple (ddr-one-1-122)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Seated couple (ddr-one-1-122)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. One couple is smiling for the camera. Left to right: Yuri Sasaki, Sam "Pompadour Sam" Sasaki, May Sono, and George Sono. Woman standing in left background is identified as May …
Geisha Girl (ddr-one-1-435)
img Geisha Girl (ddr-one-1-435)
Black and white original photographic print of an unidentified woman dressed in a kimono with hair and makeup done in a traditional geisha style. A large parasol is placed beside her on the stage of the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple.)
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- First Place Men's Team (ddr-one-1-115)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- First Place Men's Team (ddr-one-1-115)
Black and white photographic negative of the first place men's team at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Man holding trophy identified as John Asahara from Tacoma; it is possible that the winning team was from Seattle-Tacoma.
Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Card Darts (ddr-one-1-715)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Annual Lotus Bazaar- Card Darts (ddr-one-1-715)
Black and white photographic print of young boys gathered around a card dart booth at the Oregon Buddhist Church's Annual Lotus Bazaar. Man running game on the right side is identified as Harry Nakamura. The Oregon Buddhist Church is now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple. For negative please see ONLC 2912 (ddr-one-1-109)
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-412)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) Odori Performance (ddr-one-1-412)
Black and white photographic negative of Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando speaking to a large seated audience, inside the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple) at Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration).
Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-401)
img Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-401)
Black and white photographic negative of a crowd at Hanamatsuri (birth of Buddha celebration) at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple).
Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-49)
img Oregon Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Celebration Procession (ddr-one-1-49)
Color slide of procession in front of the US Customs House in Northwest Portland. Women in brightly colored kimonos or yukatas form two lines. Followed by four more women in somber colored kimonos or yukatas. Procession from left to right: Betty Nakashimada, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Jean Matsumoto, Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, …
Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-61)
img Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (ddr-one-1-61)
Color slide of young men and women filling plates at Valentine's Day potluck at Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple). From left to right: Ben Ishida, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, and Arthur "Art" Ojiro Sasaki.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 1 (January 5, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 1 (January 5, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-1)
Selected article titles: "Maryland County Anti-Bias Law Backed Up by Washington, D.C. JACL" (p.1), "Publisher Interest Indicated in History of Japanese Canadians Now in Writing Stage" (p.1), "San Jose Nursery Plant Growers Win" (p.1), "Seattle Anticipates 10 Million Visitors During 184-Day Run of Century 21 World's Fair; Many JACLers Expected July 26-30" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 7 (August 18, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 7 (August 18, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-33)
Selected article titles: "Column Left: Nisei Week Festival' (p. 1), "Four More Contribute $1,000 Each to Issei Story; General Push Later" (p. 1), "New San Francisco Japanese Consul Gen'l. Welcomed 'Home' at Community Function' (p. 2), and "'Panel of Americans' Discuss Role of Collegians Before NC-WNDC" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 23 (December 8, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 23 (December 8, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-49)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: American Image of Japan" (pp. 1-2), "Congress Inouye to Keep Up Campaign of Rebuke to Young Men Trying to Avoid Military Service; Says Nation Going Soft" (p. 1), and "Festival Introduces Japanese Culture to Many St. Louisans" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
Christmas/Holiday edition of Pacific Citizen. Select article titles: "Watch the Sansei Generation" (p. A4); "Hawaii's Great Japanese Strike" (p. B1); "JACL Convention in World's Fair Atmosphere" (p. B18). The holiday issue included advertisements bought by JACL members and chapters that included personal addresses and phone numbers to better foster communications between Japanese American communities. These addresses …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 8 (August 19, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 8 (August 19, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-34)
Select article titles: "Emphasis on Japanese culture taking over Nisei Week Festival" (p.1); "Nisei urges U.S. supported group to fight communists in Japan" (p.8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50 No. 7 (February 12, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50 No. 7 (February 12, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-7)
Select article titles: "JACL viewed as 'best insurance' against repeal of bitter prejudice of prewar eras" (p.1); "JACL Chapters urged to support Civil Rights Push" (p. 1); "Yamasaki named architect for Century 21 Exposition $3 1/2-million hall of science" (p.6)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 7 (February 16, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 7 (February 16, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-7)
Selected article titles: "Chuman Won't Consider Bid for 2nd Term as President" (p.1), "Cultural, Educational Exchange" (p.1), "Anti-Bias State Law to Be Enforced for Seattle Fair Days" (p.1), "Record Turnout at Twin Cities Issei Testimonial" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 13, (April 6, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 13, (April 6, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-13)
Select article titles: "Seek Transfer of WRA Archives to West Coast" (p.1); "Ex-Sacramento JACL President Named Assemblyman Garcia Aide in L.A." (p.1); "Nisei Untapped as Tie for U.S.-Japan Amity" (p.3); "Metal Health of Children" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 23 (June 14, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 23 (June 14, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-23)
Selected article titles: "JACL--National Convention: $562,900 JACL Budget Proposed" (p. 1), "Summary: JACL Activities Since Jan. 1973" (pp. 1, 3), "Washington Newsletter: Citizenship Requirement" (p. 2), and "Expo '74 Schedules U.S.-Japanese Cultural Week" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2039 (April 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2039 (April 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-15)
Selected article titles: "Anti-Asian Bias in PL 995-507 Uncovered" (p. 1), "Manjiro Nakahama: The Man Who 'Discovered' America'" (pp. 3, 11), "Remembering the 'Forgotten Men' of the Golden Spike Ceremony" (pp. 3, 6), and "JACL Faces $100,000 Shortfall as Member Increase Not Seen" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2040 (April 27, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2040 (April 27, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-16)
Selected article titles: "San Francisco Nakao Murder Trial Interests JACL" (pp. 1, 12), "U.S. Civil Rights Commission Zeroes in on Asian/Pacific American Issues" (p. 2), "Happenings During Heritage Week: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week May 4 - 10" (p. 6), and "George Y. Yasuda, 96, Recalls Being Pres. Taft's Honor Guard" (p. 11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2042 (May 11, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2042 (May 11, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-18)
Selected article titles: "JACL Hosts Congressional Reception on Heritage Week" (pp. 1, 11), "$9,000 Raised for Washington Post Ad Addressed to Sen. Hayakawa" (pp. 1, 11), "Hiroshima Medical Team Back in U.S. to Check on Hibakusha" (p. 3), and "Substance Determining Sex in Embryo Discovered by Ohno" (p. 3).
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