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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Letter from the Seattle Buddhist Church to N. E. Brown (ddr-sbbt-4-25)
doc Letter from the Seattle Buddhist Church to N. E. Brown (ddr-sbbt-4-25)
A letter from the Seattle Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to N. E. Brown with an invitation to groundbreaking ceremonies at the new site.
Observers watch children march in a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-15)
img Observers watch children march in a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-15)
Observers line a street to watch children march in a procession to move the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's butsudan to 1020 Main Street.
Cornerstone emplacement ceremony (ddr-sbbt-4-161)
img Cornerstone emplacement ceremony (ddr-sbbt-4-161)
A ceremony is held at 1427 Main Street as contractor William Hughes emplaces the cornerstone.
Two men hold flags at the front of a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-10)
img Two men hold flags at the front of a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-10)
Two men hold an American and a Japanese flag at the front of a procession moving the Buddhist Temple's butsudan to 1020 Main Street.
Men carry the butsudan in a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-18)
img Men carry the butsudan in a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-18)
Men carry the butsudan in a procession to enshrine the altar at 1020 Main Street.
Women and children line up for a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-12)
img Women and children line up for a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-12)
Women and children line up for the procession to move the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's butsudan to 1020 Main Street. Accompanying materials state: Rev. Aoki in center (served Temple 1930-1936).
Children march in a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-13)
img Children march in a procession (ddr-sbbt-4-13)
Ochigo procession while moving the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's butsudan to 1020 Main Street.
Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-160)
img Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-160)
The Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (birth of Shinran Shonin).
Altar with Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-159)
img Altar with Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-159)
The Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's altar for the Gotan-e service (birth of Shinran Shonin).
Lotus Kidettes Drill Team performs in a gymnasium (ddr-sbbt-6-113)
img Lotus Kidettes Drill Team performs in a gymnasium (ddr-sbbt-6-113)
Lotus Kidettes Drill Team performs in the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's gymnasium.
Altar with Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-158)
img Altar with Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-158)
The Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's altar for the Gotan-e service (birth of Shinran Shonin).
Letter from Helen Boyd to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-56)
doc Letter from Helen Boyd to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-56)
A letter from Helen Boyd, Executive Director of the Seattle-King County Council Camp Fire Girls, accepting the Seattle Buddhist Church's (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) invitation to to a Welcome Banquet in honor of Lord Abbot Kosho A. Ohtani and Lady Yoshiko Ohtani.
Fiftieth anniversary group photograph (ddr-sbbt-6-36)
img Fiftieth anniversary group photograph (ddr-sbbt-6-36)
Group photograph outside the Collins Field House for a 50th anniversary celebration.
Letter from Consul General and Mrs. Shigemi Hayashida to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-55)
doc Letter from Consul General and Mrs. Shigemi Hayashida to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-55)
A letter from the Consul General of Japan and his wife, Mrs. Shigemi Hayashida, accepting the Seattle Buddhist Church's (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) invitation to a Welcome Banquet in honor of Lord Abbot Kosho A. Ohtani and Lady Yoshiko Ohtani.
Parade float (ddr-densho-441-10)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-441-10)
Hayashi Nursery parade float with two horse and a carriage decorated in flowers.
Masaru Yoshioka (ddr-densho-357-687)
img Masaru Yoshioka (ddr-densho-357-687)
Masaru Yoshioka dresses as an Ochigo at the Oakland Buddhist Church dedication of the new church. The term "ochigo" refers to "festival children," who are typically quite young and associated with temple activities and celebrations.
Dedication Ceremony (ddr-densho-357-169)
img Dedication Ceremony (ddr-densho-357-169)
Three people work on the front steps of the Buddhist Church of Oakland to make preparations for the church dedication ceremony.
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