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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Parade float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-746)
img Parade float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-746)
A parade float with a woman in a large dress moves through the street.
Float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-761)
img Float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-761)
A car carries three women in bathing suits on a parade float.
Christmas postcard from Hideo Fushiyama (ddr-densho-329-924)
doc Christmas postcard from Hideo Fushiyama (ddr-densho-329-924)
Christmas postcard with a printed design of Santa making a sled. Signed "I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" and addressed "To Kaneji D. / from Hideo Fushiyama". Address side also reads "MADE IN U.S.A"
Christmas postcard from Miss. M. Langhlin (ddr-densho-329-922)
doc Christmas postcard from Miss. M. Langhlin (ddr-densho-329-922)
Christmas postcard with a printed greeting and image of Santa Claus on a rooftop. Signed "Best wishes from Miss M. Laughlin" Address side also reads "MADE IN U.S.A."
Christmas postcard from Miss Hitchcock (ddr-densho-329-918)
doc Christmas postcard from Miss Hitchcock (ddr-densho-329-918)
Christmas postcard with a printed greeting and a design of Santa Claus delivering gifts. Back of postcard is signed "With best wishes from your teacher, Miss Hitchcock." Card is "MADE IN U.S.A."
Christmas card from Shig Kihare (ddr-densho-329-912)
doc Christmas card from Shig Kihare (ddr-densho-329-912)
Christmas card with printed greeting and design of a snowy hillside, signed by Shig Kihare.
Stanford parade float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-747)
img Stanford parade float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-747)
Young men on a parade float that reads "Stanford / Hoover's Last Memorial."
Christmas card from Dick (ddr-densho-329-913)
doc Christmas card from Dick (ddr-densho-329-913)
Christmas card with printed greeting and design on the front of people in Victorian dress outside a house or building in the snow, and a snowy cottage in a hillside on the inside. Addressed to Kan and signed by Dick, with the note "Why don't you let me have a letter and tell me where you …
Men with American flags in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-754)
img Men with American flags in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-754)
Men with American flags march in the parade past a dense crowd followed by women twirling batons.
Card to Miki Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-329-838)
doc Card to Miki Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-329-838)
Tri-fold Christmas card from Kan and Sylvia to Miki (Domoto) Stebbing. Text side of card reads "Dear Miki-- We look forward to seeing you next Sunday, but we thought it might be better to have Santa arrive on time! Love, Dad." Back of the card is a drawing in green marker of a Japanese garden landscape …
Parade (ddr-densho-329-741)
img Parade (ddr-densho-329-741)
A dozen women in uniform march in a parade while onlookers watch from the sidelines
Christmas postcard from Shirley H. Rutherford (ddr-densho-329-920)
doc Christmas postcard from Shirley H. Rutherford (ddr-densho-329-920)
Christmas postcard with a printed greeting and a design of Santa Claus ringing a bell. Signed "Merry Xmas from Shirley H. Rutherford"
Christmas postcard from Mataji Domoto (ddr-densho-329-915)
doc Christmas postcard from Mataji Domoto (ddr-densho-329-915)
Christmas postcard with a printed greeting and design on the front of children with holly; on the back is the message "A merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from Mataji Domoto." Printed up the side is "Raphael Tuck & Sons "MERRY CHRISTMAS" Postcard Series No 543 / Art Publishers to Their Majesties the King and …
Christmas card from Was (ddr-densho-329-908)
doc Christmas card from Was (ddr-densho-329-908)
Christmas card with printed greeting and image of a cathedral. Captioned "DECORATONE" "Cathedral at San Giovanni" on the front, with an image of a candle with holly on the inside and a printed message. Signed by Was.
img "The Big Red Machine" car in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-751)
A car labeled "The Big Red Machine" and topped with a toilet full of flowers moves through the street carrying a sign that reads "Rose Bowl Bound? Better [Re]Ex-lax Cards" ("Re" crossed out).
Valentine's Day card from Charles (ddr-densho-329-929)
doc Valentine's Day card from Charles (ddr-densho-329-929)
Valentine's Day card in the shape of cherubs around a heart. Back is signed "To Kaneji / From Charles"
Christmas card from Wataru Sutou (ddr-densho-329-909)
doc Christmas card from Wataru Sutou (ddr-densho-329-909)
Christmas card with printed greeting and design of carolers in the snow, signed by Wataru Sutou.
Baton twirlers in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-744)
img Baton twirlers in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-744)
Baton-twirlers followed by drummers march through downtown Hayward in front of Bill's Golden State Ice Cream.
Hayward's Merchants Association in parade (ddr-densho-329-749)
img Hayward's Merchants Association in parade (ddr-densho-329-749)
A car with a sign reading "HAYWARD'S MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION" carries two women with parasols.
Christmas card (ddr-densho-329-916)
doc Christmas card (ddr-densho-329-916)
Christmas card with a design of holly and candles on the front, with a printed greeting and "TETE" written underneath on the back. No envelope.
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