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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Christmas postcard from Mo (ddr-densho-329-923)
doc Christmas postcard from Mo (ddr-densho-329-923)
Christmas postcard with a printed greeting and design of a fireplace. Signed "A Merry Christmas from Mo" and addressed to Kaneji and Yuri. Address side also reads "Whitney Made / Worcester Mass. MADE IN USA"
Valentine's Day card from Hideo N. (ddr-densho-329-925)
doc Valentine's Day card from Hideo N. (ddr-densho-329-925)
Valentine's Day postcard with printed greeting and image of children driving; addressed "To Kaneji D. / From Hideo N." Part of the card has been removed following the shape of a heart, along what might be a line meant for cutting away.
Christmas postcard from Y. Domoto (ddr-densho-329-919)
doc Christmas postcard from Y. Domoto (ddr-densho-329-919)
Japanese postcard with a design of samurai in the mountains on the front; the back is addressed to Kaneji Domoto in Oakland and signed "Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year. Jan 1st 1921. Osaka Japan / Y. Domoto". Card also has Japanese characters on the front and back and says in English …
Christmas card from Sheen (ddr-densho-329-911)
doc Christmas card from Sheen (ddr-densho-329-911)
Christmas card with printed greeting and design of a woman in Victorian dress holding wreaths with two men holding geese, captioned "Christmas shopping." Signed by Sheen.
Parade float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-742)
img Parade float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-742)
Parade float possibly depicting Mexican culture moves through the street led by a donkey. Text on float sign may read "La Fiesta Pleasanton," possibly referring to the city 15 miles from Hayward, California.
Valentine's Day card from Helen D. (ddr-densho-329-930)
doc Valentine's Day card from Helen D. (ddr-densho-329-930)
Folded Valentine's Day card in the shape of a heart with an image of a girl on the front. Inside features a printed poem and image of Cupid. Back is signed "To Kaneji / from/ Helen D." and "Whitney Made / Worcester Mass / MADE IN U.S.A."
Valentine's Day card from Jiow T. (ddr-densho-329-927)
doc Valentine's Day card from Jiow T. (ddr-densho-329-927)
Folded Valentine's Day card with an image on the front of a Caucasian boy with a dog and baseball bat and a poem printed on the inside. Back is signed "To Kanagi D. / From Jiow T." with printed text "Whitney Made / Worcester Mass."
Uniformed women in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-756)
img Uniformed women in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-756)
Women in uniform march in the street under "FAIR" banners.
Parade float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-748)
img Parade float in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-748)
A parade float carrying three women in bathing suits moves through the street.
Marching band in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-758)
img Marching band in Hayward parade (ddr-densho-329-758)
Trombone players in a marching band play for the parade crowd as they pass a Safeway grocery store with a "FAIR" sign in its window.
Christmas postcard from Kenzo (ddr-densho-329-921)
doc Christmas postcard from Kenzo (ddr-densho-329-921)
Christmas postcard with a printed greeting and image of Santa Claus in front of a fireplace mantle hung with stockings. Signed "My cousin baby Kaneji. I say you are very busy to settle your christmas presents that you got Do you remember what he said to you / Baby Kenzo". Address side also reads "PRINTED IN …
Christmas card from Pete (ddr-densho-329-910)
doc Christmas card from Pete (ddr-densho-329-910)
Christmas card with printed greeting and design of a village, signed by Pete.
Valentine's Day card from Mo (ddr-densho-329-931)
doc Valentine's Day card from Mo (ddr-densho-329-931)
Valentine's Day postcard with printed image of a young man in silly clothes with greeting "Say! I'm just nutty about you!" Back is addressed to "Master Kaneji Domoto + Yuriko Domoto" and signed "From Mo"
Christmas card (ddr-densho-329-914)
doc Christmas card (ddr-densho-329-914)
Christmas card with printed greeting and a design of a person and dog on a snowy walk. Card is unsigned; envelope says "Kaneji Domoto."
Christmas card from Pete (ddr-densho-329-905)
doc Christmas card from Pete (ddr-densho-329-905)
Christmas card with printed greeting and design of a woman receiving a gift in a snowy window, signed by Pete.
Valentine's Day card from Tazuh moto (ddr-densho-329-928)
doc Valentine's Day card from Tazuh moto (ddr-densho-329-928)
Valentine's Day card cut out in the shape of two children walking together, with "MY VALENTINE" printed on the front. Back is signed "Kane omoto / Tazuh moto". Signature may have been written across a piece of attached material that has since been removed, partly obscuring the names.
Valentine's Day card from Esther (ddr-densho-329-926)
doc Valentine's Day card from Esther (ddr-densho-329-926)
Folded Valentine's Day card in the shape of a heart with an image of a child in a window on the front. Inside features a printed poem and a cherub. Back reads "To Kaneji / From Esther" with printed text "Whitney Made / Worcester Mass."
Season's greetings from Kaneji and Sylvia Domoto (ddr-densho-329-839)
doc Season's greetings from Kaneji and Sylvia Domoto (ddr-densho-329-839)
Piece of card or paper with a green marker drawing of a boulder landscape under clouds, and text that reads "HOLIDAY CHEERS FOR ALL THE YEARS / FROM SYLVIA SCHUR & KAN DOMOTO"
Group of women preparing for a race at event in Alameda (ddr-ajah-6-576)
img Group of women preparing for a race at event in Alameda (ddr-ajah-6-576)
Caption below photo: Issei women prepare to race, balancing a ball on a flat spoon or perhaps a shamoji without dropping it at an event held where the Alameda Taiiku Kai baseball team played. ATK field was on a lot adjacent to the northeast corner of McKinley Park at the end of Walnut St and Clement …
Group of men in costume on baseball field (ddr-ajah-6-575)
img Group of men in costume on baseball field (ddr-ajah-6-575)
Caption below photo: Japanese dress in costumes at an event held where the Alameda Taiiku Kai baseball team played. ATK field was on a lot adjacent to the northeast corner of McKinley Park at the end of Walnut St and Clement Ave in Alameda, CA. 1915-1933
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