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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Fair Queens (ddr-csujad-11-6)
img Fair Queens (ddr-csujad-11-6)
A photograph of the ladies who were crowned queen at the World's Fair, which took place in 1939-1940 in San Francisco's Treasure Island. From page 3 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_03_001
Photograph of Frank Chin and his son Sam (ddr-csujad-24-109)
img Photograph of Frank Chin and his son Sam (ddr-csujad-24-109)
A photograph of Frank Chin with his son Sam, with a note written on the back from Michi and Walter Weglyn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_08_011
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community probably in Washington. A group of Japanese men, women, and children poses surrounding a boat with a sign, "Japan gives her Navy to the cause of Democracy." In the photograph, Japanese men wear a special event costume of an American …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-302)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-302)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community at a picnic. One photograph captures a cultural event sponsored by local Japanese associations. Also includes a photograph of a Japanese woman along with the Santa Barbara Museum of National History and St. Anthony's Seminary, both located in Santa …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-33)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-33)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. Those photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of a Japanese man in academic dress and photographs of infants dressed for a Japanese traditional ceremony for newborns. See this object in the California …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-307)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-307)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men, women, and children. One photograph captures a birthday party for a Japanese American female child in July 1943. Another photograph captures a group of Japanese American female children taken in summer 1927. Photographs also include the …
Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
img Japanese family, females (ddr-csujad-25-309)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs, mostly depicting Japanese American females. Inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Kiyo, love Judy." Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_017
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Taenaka family, including Haruko, Yaeko, Chiyoko, and Saiko in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_063
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-271)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-271)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of the Taenaka family, including Kamie, Haruko, Chiyoko, and Saiko taken with the local Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Haruko, Chiyoko and Saiko wear kimono. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1930s. See this object in the …
Taenaka family, Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-269)
img Taenaka family, Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-269)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are five photographs of the Taenaka family taken with the local Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. In these photographs, the female children are dancing in kimono. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1930s. See this object in the California State …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-34)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-34)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Two photographs are pasted on the page. Those photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of a Japanese man and woman in kimono and a Japanese infant dressed for a Japanese traditional ceremony for newborns. See this object in the …
Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-267)
img Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California (ddr-csujad-25-267)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs including the Taenaka family and the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, California. Three of the photographs capture a group of Japanese American women in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
University of California, evacuation and settlement study: case history I (ddr-csujad-26-26)
doc University of California, evacuation and settlement study: case history I (ddr-csujad-26-26)
Correspondence regarding a profile of incarceree Harry Osaka written by Robert Spencer. The profile was taken during a trip to Fresno for Harry's mother's funeral with Spencer as the escort and includes Harry's life and family story, farm business before incarceration, religious practices, holiday practices, description of funeral. Profile included as part of the Japanese American …
People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-83)
img People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-83)
People pose during what appears to be a costume party. Attendees include Japanese Americans and Caucasians. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094, ucsb_mei_0141. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_020
Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
doc Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
Report detailing the establishment of a recreation and community activities department including its organization, activities planning, personnel problems and conflicts, issues with structure and equipment, and a structural diagram of the community activities section. The report focuses on the place of recreation in the lives of incarcerees and the differences between Issei and Nisei leading to …
Tule Lake scrapbook (ddr-csujad-26-53)
img Tule Lake scrapbook (ddr-csujad-26-53)
Scrapbook created in Tule Lake camp by Japanese American students. Contents include drawings, art, holiday greeting cards prints, poetry and signatures of student groups. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_03_20_001
Religious life in the Gila community (ddr-csujad-26-30)
doc Religious life in the Gila community (ddr-csujad-26-30)
Observations and descriptions of Buddhist, Christian, and Shinto practices by incarcerees including the establishment of Buddhist Church, funeral arrangements and ceremony, Bon festival, and events taking place in and around the churches established at Gila River. Compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California State …
Large group in costumes (ddr-csujad-26-94)
img Large group in costumes (ddr-csujad-26-94)
Group of eighteen people pose with a dog at a what appears to be a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0141. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_031
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-61)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-61)
Scrapbook page featuring Tule Lake setting block prints of four holiday greeting cards. Each card depicts the barracks within a variation of the camp setting and variations of landscape. The page features two illustrations of barracks with one drawing specifically depicting the barracks behind barbed wire fencing and is signed by "Cleone Norman." Tule Lake scrapbook …
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-60)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-60)
Scrapbook page featuring block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one depicting the Madonna and child with candles and reads "Greetings"; the second features four choir singers with the letters n-o-e-l spelled out in their mouths in front of a window depicting the Madonna and child. The scrapbook page is hand lettered "Peace on Earth" and …
Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "An editorial" by Howard M. Imazeki; "Her name is woman" by Riley O'Suga; "Christmas tree" by Shuji Kimura; "Six old bachelors" by Miyoko Takagi; "Looking back" by Eugene Okada; "Great American tragedy" by Tsuyoshi Nakamura; "Pure hell" by Yukio …
Buddhist church preliminary report (ddr-csujad-26-8)
doc Buddhist church preliminary report (ddr-csujad-26-8)
Description of the development and practices of the Buddhist Church at Tule Lake including Sunday school, adult services and the Young Buddhist Association (YBA). Includes several comparisons to the Christian Church and Christians at Tule Lake. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California …
Tule Lake scrapbook
img Tule Lake scrapbook "Christmas cards" (ddr-csujad-26-58)
Scrapbook page features a black and red holiday card block print depicting camp barracks and a star behind a cattail plant reading "Tule Lake greetings" designed and cut by craft class students and includes name of "Cleone Norman" in lower right corner. The print is noted as being the most popular. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page …
People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
img People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
People pose during what appears to be a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_111
Evacuation and resettlement study, structural report, section II: the first six months at Tule Lake: social changes and a chronology of events (ddr-csujad-26-4)
doc Evacuation and resettlement study, structural report, section II: the first six months at Tule Lake: social changes and a chronology of events (ddr-csujad-26-4)
Report chronicling the first six months Tule Lake camp including the establishment of community activities, employment, schools, and barracks infrastructure. Describes challenges of adjusting to life in camp often using direct quotations from incarcerees to express struggles amid social and cultural groups as well as conflicts and strikes. Several events are also described including a description …
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