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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Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima opening gifts (ddr-densho-477-588)
img Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima opening gifts (ddr-densho-477-588)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) opening a card with Takeo Isoshima (2nd from left) as Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura (3rd from left) and Mark Isoshima (right) look on.
Mother's day dinner (ddr-densho-477-676)
img Mother's day dinner (ddr-densho-477-676)
Photograph of the Isoshima family eating a meal together in Takeo and Mitsuko Isoshima's new dining room in celebration of Mother's Day. Starting at the head of the table, and moving clockwise: Vivian Gave, Mark Isoshima, Takeo Isoshima, Glenn Isoshima, Susan Isoshima, and Michael Gave. Standing in the back are Don Shimono (left) and Elaine (Isoshima) …
Santa with Nishimura children (ddr-densho-477-465)
img Santa with Nishimura children (ddr-densho-477-465)
Photograph of Santa holding Scott Nishimura (left) and baby David Nishimura (right).
Mitzi (Nakahara) Isoshima cooking Thanksgiving dinner (ddr-densho-477-569)
img Mitzi (Nakahara) Isoshima cooking Thanksgiving dinner (ddr-densho-477-569)
The caption below the photo reads "Mitzi preparing Thanksgiving dinner" in black ink.
Isoshima Family at the Worlds Fair (ddr-densho-477-337)
img Isoshima Family at the Worlds Fair (ddr-densho-477-337)
Photograph of Susan Isoshima (left), Mark Isoshima (center), and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima looking at water pool at Seattle's World Fair. The caption around the photo reads "1962 Seattle Worlds Fair Susie, Mark, Mitzi" in black ink.
Relatives & Friends at 45th anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-581)
img Relatives & Friends at 45th anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-581)
Photograph of three people standing along a wall. From left to right is Glenn Isoshima, Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, and Paul Miyake.
Takeo Isoshima with camera (ddr-densho-477-449)
img Takeo Isoshima with camera (ddr-densho-477-449)
The caption below the photo reads "Photograph" in black ink.
Takeo Isoshima with many cupcakes (ddr-densho-477-636)
img Takeo Isoshima with many cupcakes (ddr-densho-477-636)
Photograph of Takeo Isoshima with large amount of cupcakes to celebrate his 75th birthday.
Mitzi Isoshima and four of her children (ddr-densho-477-690)
img Mitzi Isoshima and four of her children (ddr-densho-477-690)
Photograph of the Isoshima family together to celebrate Mitsuko's 75th birthday. From left to right: Susan Isoshima, Glenn Isoshima, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, and Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura. The caption below the photo reads "Mitzi and her kids" in black ink.
Frank Nishimura and Naomi Isoshima Engagement party (ddr-densho-477-362)
img Frank Nishimura and Naomi Isoshima Engagement party (ddr-densho-477-362)
Photograph of Frank Nishimura (left) cheersing with Naomi Isoshima. The caption below the photo reads "Frank Nishimura & Naomi Engaged Oct. 1966. Tak & Mitzi threw engagement party for 35 at their home." in black ink.
Yoshiko Nakahara and grandchildren (ddr-densho-477-357)
img Yoshiko Nakahara and grandchildren (ddr-densho-477-357)
Photograph of Yoshiko (Nakato) Nakahara with 13 of her grandchildren. Back row from left to right: Glenn Isoshima, Elaine Isoshima, Susan Isoshima, and Naomi Isoshima. 3rd row from left to right: Julie Nakahara and Eileen Chikamura. 2nd row from left to right: Michael Chikamura, Sharon Nakahara, and Richard Chikamura. Front row from left to right: Mark …
Mitzi Isoshima 75th birthday surprise (ddr-densho-477-687)
img Mitzi Isoshima 75th birthday surprise (ddr-densho-477-687)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima standing next to a spread of food and a sign celebrating her 75th birthday. The caption below the photo reads "Surprise!" in black ink.
Mitzi and Takeo Isoshima at celebration (ddr-densho-477-606)
img Mitzi and Takeo Isoshima at celebration (ddr-densho-477-606)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) and Takeo Isoshima (right) celebrating their 45th anniversary.
Opening gifts (ddr-densho-477-650)
img Opening gifts (ddr-densho-477-650)
Photograph of Takeo Isoshima (center) opening birthday presents. Next to him on the couch are two of his daughters, Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura (left) and Susan Isoshima (right). The caption below the photo reads "Naomi, Takeo, Susie" in black ink.
Christmas Tree (ddr-densho-477-170)
img Christmas Tree (ddr-densho-477-170)
Photograph of a Christmas Tree. The caption below the photo reads "Tak and Mitzi's first Christmas tree "44"" in black ink.
Isoshima family out for dinner (ddr-densho-477-571)
img Isoshima family out for dinner (ddr-densho-477-571)
Photograph of the Isoshima family cheersing at a restaurant. Starting from the far left, moving clockwise around the table: Donald Shimono, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Takeo Isoshima, Susan Isoshima, Vivian Gave, Michael Gave, probably Mark Isoshima, probably Linnell (Kanzaki), Glenn Isoshima, Kelli Isoshima, Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, and Naomi (Isoshima) Nakamura. The caption to the side of the …
Friends and relatives at 45th Anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-578)
img Friends and relatives at 45th Anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-578)
Photograph of Fumiyo Miyake (left) sitting at a table with her daughter Jean Miyake (right) with an unidentified person sitting opposite. Standing along the wall is Mark Isoshima.
Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima posing with tickets (ddr-densho-477-591)
img Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima posing with tickets (ddr-densho-477-591)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) holding up a certificate for a pair of tickets to Takeo Isoshima (right). The caption below the photo reads "Tickets for two" in black ink.
Friends and relatives at 45th Anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-582)
img Friends and relatives at 45th Anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-582)
Photograph of 6 people sitting at a table. From left to right: Eileen Chikamura, Michelle (Maples) Chikamura, Roger Chikamura, Monzaburo Isoshima, Yasuko (Fujii) Isoshima, Jenny Isoshima.
Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima surprise wedding anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-368)
img Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima surprise wedding anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-368)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) and Takeo Isoshima (right) standing in front of a handmade sign in Japanese. The caption below the photo reads "Surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary Party at Sab & Edna's Home" in black ink.
People eating in kitchen (ddr-densho-477-644)
img People eating in kitchen (ddr-densho-477-644)
Photograph of five people standing and sitting in the kitchen eating in celebration of Takeo's 75th birthday. Standing, left to right: Hank Nishimura, Frank Nishimura, and David Nishimura. Sitting, left to right: Toshiko Nishimura, and Helen Shimizu. The caption below the photo reads "Hank, Frank, David, Toshiko, Helen" in black ink.
Relatives & Friends at 45th anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-580)
img Relatives & Friends at 45th anniversary party (ddr-densho-477-580)
Photograph of 7 people sitting a table under a banner celebrating Takeo and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima's anniversary. Standing along the wall is Mark Isoshima. Sitting facing the camera from left to right: Roger Chikamura, Michael Isoshima, Monzaburo Isoshima, Yasuko (Fujii) Isoshima, Jenny Isoshima. Sitting with backs facing the camera left to right: Mary (Kouchi) Isoshima, and …
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