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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Baby posed by Christmas tree in house (ddr-ajah-6-165)
img Baby posed by Christmas tree in house (ddr-ajah-6-165)
Caption below photo: Hiromu "Hi" Akagi of Alameda, CA, at Christmas with 78rpm shellac record player. Hiromu was born in February 3, 1923.
Group of girls playing a game (ddr-ajah-6-759)
img Group of girls playing a game (ddr-ajah-6-759)
Caption below photo: Children's games at an event held at ATK field, which was on a lot adjacent to the northeast corner of McKinley Park at the end of Walnut St., and Clement Ave, Alameda, CA. circa 1916-1920s.
Group of girls racing (ddr-ajah-6-758)
img Group of girls racing (ddr-ajah-6-758)
Caption below photo: Children's games at an event held at ATK field, which was on a lot adjacent to the northeast corner of McKinley Park at the end of Walnut St., and Clement Ave, Alameda, CA. circa 1916-1920s.
Akiko and Noboru Shirai (ddr-csujad-55-1314)
img Akiko and Noboru Shirai (ddr-csujad-55-1314)
Black and white photograph portrait depicting Akiko and Noboru Shirai wearing formal Japanese attire. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1316
Setsuko Abe Hirano (left) and cousin, Edith Abey (right) dancing Japanese buyo dance at Topaz (ddr-csujad-55-2201)
img Setsuko Abe Hirano (left) and cousin, Edith Abey (right) dancing Japanese buyo dance at Topaz (ddr-csujad-55-2201)
Setsuko was sent from San Leandro to the Tule Lake camp and later transferred to the Topaz camp. Doris Abey Hrubant aka Sahomi Tachibana, was their dance teacher at Tule Lake and Topaz (Edith's older sister). The Abe family decided to change the spelling to "Abey" so most Americans would pronounce it correctly. See this object …
Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1949 (ddr-csujad-55-114)
doc Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1949 (ddr-csujad-55-114)
Christmas letter from the Tsukamoto family including an update on family life and activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0116
Letter from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell, December 15, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2546)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell, December 15, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2546)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell regarding thankfulness for the persimmons she sent him. Wishing her a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2653
Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-113)
doc Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-113)
Christmas letter from the Tsukamoto family including an update on family life and activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0115
Yoshio Ichikawa's 59th birthday (ddr-csujad-55-2225)
img Yoshio Ichikawa's 59th birthday (ddr-csujad-55-2225)
Black and white photograph depicting Yoshio Ichikawa's family in formal attire at Ichikawa's 59th birthday. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2328
Letter from the Tsukamoto family, December, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-111)
doc Letter from the Tsukamoto family, December, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-111)
Christmas letter from the Tsukamoto family including an update on family life, farm, school, and church. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0113
Letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto, December 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-112)
doc Letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto, December 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-112)
Christmas letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0114
Christmas card from Kenneth Hori (ddr-csujad-55-2542)
doc Christmas card from Kenneth Hori (ddr-csujad-55-2542)
Christmas card from Kenneth Hori featuring a winter scene with Christmas wishes. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2649
Military Intelligence Service Language School Christmas Festival Service (ddr-csujad-55-155)
doc Military Intelligence Service Language School Christmas Festival Service (ddr-csujad-55-155)
Program for the Christmas Festival Service at the Military Intelligence Service Language School. Includes order of the service, songs, readings, and prayers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0157
Spring 1936 Courtship of Mills (ddr-csujad-55-2266)
img Spring 1936 Courtship of Mills (ddr-csujad-55-2266)
Black and white photograph depicting a group of 35 women in costume. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2370
Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima being surprised (ddr-densho-477-575)
img Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima being surprised (ddr-densho-477-575)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) and Takeo Isoshima (center) arriving at their surprise 45th Anniversary party with Naomi (Isoshima) Nakamura (right). The caption below the photo reads "Surprise!" in black ink.
Tobe family gathering with Mitzi and Takeo Isoshima (ddr-densho-477-486)
img Tobe family gathering with Mitzi and Takeo Isoshima (ddr-densho-477-486)
Photograph of a large group gathered on a patio. Back row from left to right: Eliane (Isoshima) Shimono, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Shirley Tobe, and Jim Tobe. Front row left to right: Yukiko (Isoshima) Tobe, two unidentified children, Takeo Isoshima (sitting), George Tobe, Susan Isoshima and Michael Gave. The caption below the photo reads "North Hollywood, Calif. …
50th wedding anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-652)
img 50th wedding anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-652)
Photograph of Takeo Isoshima (left) and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (right) at their 50th anniversary party. The caption next to the photo reads "50th wedding anniversary party at Mikado Japanese Restaurant given by Isoshima kids Feb. 2, 1992" in black ink.
Nakahara family and spouses (ddr-densho-477-358)
img Nakahara family and spouses (ddr-densho-477-358)
Photograph of the Nakahara family and spouses. Back row from left to right: Takeshi Chikamura, Tsuyoshi Nakahara, Monzaburo Nakahara, Saburo Nakahara and Takeo Isoshima. Middle row left to right: Midori (Nakahara) Chikamura, Mary (Kouchi) Nakahara, Yasuko (Fujii) Nakahara, Edna (Mayeda) Nakahara, and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima. Sitting in the front row is Yoshiko (Nakato) Nakahara. The caption …
People eating in kitchen (ddr-densho-477-645)
img People eating in kitchen (ddr-densho-477-645)
Photograph of three people in the kitchen with food in celebration of Takeo's 75th birthday. From left to right: Kellie Isoshima, Linnell (Kanzaki) Isoshima, and Steven Kanzaki. The caption below the photo reads "Kellie, Linnell, Steven Kanzaki" in black ink.
Mitzi Isoshima at Christmas Party (ddr-densho-477-532)
img Mitzi Isoshima at Christmas Party (ddr-densho-477-532)
The caption below the photo reads "Christmas Party" in black ink.
Susan Isoshima and Michael Gave at celebration (ddr-densho-477-603)
img Susan Isoshima and Michael Gave at celebration (ddr-densho-477-603)
Photograph of Michael Gave (left) and Susan Isoshima (right) at the celebration of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima and Takeo Isoshima's 45th anniversary.
Mitzi Isoshima, Takeo Isoshima, and family (ddr-densho-477-691)
img Mitzi Isoshima, Takeo Isoshima, and family (ddr-densho-477-691)
Photograph of three generations of the Isoshima Family together to celebrate Mitsuko's 75th birthday. Back row left to right: Donald Shimono, Glenn Isoshima, Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura, and Michael Gave. Front row left to right: Kellie Isoshima, Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, Susan Isoshima, Takeo Isoshima, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Vivian Gave, and Linnell (Kanzaki) Isoshima. The caption below the …
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