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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Mitzi Isoshima and the Klovdahls (ddr-densho-477-692)
img Mitzi Isoshima and the Klovdahls (ddr-densho-477-692)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Isoshima) Nakahara (left) with her former neighbors, the Mr. Klovdahl (left) and Ella Klovdahl (center) at her 75th birthday party. The caption below the photo reads "The Klovdahls neighbors for 44 years" in black ink.
Naomi Isoshima and Elaine Isoshima (ddr-densho-477-186)
img Naomi Isoshima and Elaine Isoshima (ddr-densho-477-186)
Two young girls sit in front of a small Christmas tree sitting on a table. The caption below the photo reads "Naomi's 1st Christmas Living in 1st house owned by Tak & Mitzi 625-7 So. Lazelle St. Columbus, Ohio" in black ink.
Mother's day (ddr-densho-477-634)
img Mother's day (ddr-densho-477-634)
Photograph of three generations of the Isoshima family together to celebrate Mother's Day. From left to right: Vivian Gave, Susan Isoshima (standing), Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (sitting) and Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono. The caption below the photo reads "Celebrating Mother's Day" in black ink.
Nakahara sisters (ddr-densho-477-646)
img Nakahara sisters (ddr-densho-477-646)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) and Midori Chikamura (right) at Takeo Isoshima's 75th birthday party.
Mitzi Isoshima at Mother's day luncheon (ddr-densho-477-772)
img Mitzi Isoshima at Mother's day luncheon (ddr-densho-477-772)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima with her son's family on Mother's Day. Back row: Steven Kanzaki (left) and Glenn Isoshima (right). Front row: Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) and Linnell (Kanzaki) Isoshima (right). The caption below the photo reads "Mother's Day Luncheon at Glenn & Linnel's" in black ink.
Isoshima family dinner celebration (ddr-densho-477-572)
img Isoshima family dinner celebration (ddr-densho-477-572)
Photograph of the Isoshima family cheersing at a restaurant. Starting from the far right, moving counter-clockwise around the table: Takeo Isoshima, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Donald Shimono, Frank Nishimura, David Nishimura, Scott Nishimura, Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura, Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, Kellie Isoshima, Glenn Isoshima, probably Linnell (Kanzaki) Isoshima, and probably Steven Kanzaki. The caption below the phot reads …
Celebrating New Year's Eve (ddr-densho-477-282)
img Celebrating New Year's Eve (ddr-densho-477-282)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (right) sitting on a couch with Ed Macy (center) and Thelma Macy (left). The caption below reads "Celebrating New Years Eve with neighbors Ed & Thelma Macy" in black ink.
Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima posing with present (ddr-densho-477-593)
img Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima posing with present (ddr-densho-477-593)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) and Takeo Isoshima (middle) posing together in front of a large fortune cookie and present. The cookie was made to hold the fortune "YOU ARE GOING ON A TRIP SOON" as part of a celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary. Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura (right), who made the cookie looks on.
Isoshima family celebrating Thanksgiving (ddr-densho-477-570)
img Isoshima family celebrating Thanksgiving (ddr-densho-477-570)
Photograph of three generations of the Isoshima Family on Thanksgiving. Back row, left to right: Frank Nishimura, Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura, Donald Shimono, and Mark Isoshima. Third row left to right: Glenn Isoshima, Susan Isoshima, and Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono. Second row: Michael Gave, Vivian Gave, Takeo Isoshima (sitting), and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (sitting). Front row: Scott Nishimura …
Isoshima Christmas dinner (ddr-densho-477-573)
img Isoshima Christmas dinner (ddr-densho-477-573)
Photograph of five people sitting at a table laid with food. From left to right: unidentified, unidentified, Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, Takeo Isoshima, and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima. The caption on the photograph reads: "Xmas Day '87" in blue ink. The caption below the photo reads "Christmas dinner" in black ink.
Mitzi Isoshima and Takeo Isoshima at Christmas (ddr-densho-477-706)
img Mitzi Isoshima and Takeo Isoshima at Christmas (ddr-densho-477-706)
Photograph of Takeo Isoshima (left) and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (right) posed in front of a Christmas tree.
Takeo Isoshima at his 80th birthday (ddr-densho-477-708)
img Takeo Isoshima at his 80th birthday (ddr-densho-477-708)
The caption below the photo reads "Another [sic] birthday - 80 yrs" in black ink.
Quartermaster Detachment Christmas Menu 1942 (ddr-densho-477-152)
doc Quartermaster Detachment Christmas Menu 1942 (ddr-densho-477-152)
A Christmas Dinner menu for the Fort Benjamin Harrison Quartermaster Corps Detachment 1942. It includes a menu and a list of staff.
Takeo and Mark Isoshima celebrating father's day (ddr-densho-477-635)
img Takeo and Mark Isoshima celebrating father's day (ddr-densho-477-635)
Photograph of Mark Isoshima (left) with his father Takeo Isoshima (right) on Father's Day. The caption below the photo reads "Celebrating Father's Day" in black ink.
Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima opening present (ddr-densho-477-372)
img Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima opening present (ddr-densho-477-372)
The caption above the photo reads "Dinner at 4 Seas Restaurant for Taki & Mitzi from their kids" in black ink.
Family Christmas picture (ddr-densho-477-705)
img Family Christmas picture (ddr-densho-477-705)
Photograph of the Isoshima family celebrating Christmas together. Back row left to right: Glenn Isoshima, Donald Shimono, Michael Gave, and Doug Eickhoff. Front row left to right: Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, Linnell (Kanzaki) Isoshima, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, and Vivian Gave. The caption below the photo reads "Christmas" in black ink.
People eating in living room (ddr-densho-477-651)
img People eating in living room (ddr-densho-477-651)
Photograph of three people sitting on a couch eating during Takeo's 75th birthday party. Form left to right: Mary Kimura, Jenny Nakahara, and Midori (Nakahara) Chikamura. The caption below the photo reads "Mary Kimura, Jenny, Midori" in black ink.
Baby shower for Susan Isoshima (ddr-densho-477-415)
img Baby shower for Susan Isoshima (ddr-densho-477-415)
Photograph of Susan Isoshima opening baby shower gifts while her aunt Mary (Kouchi) Nakahara looks on. The caption below the phot reads "Baby shower for Susie April 1970 Hosted by Aunt Mary & Daughters" in black ink.
Thanksgiving Quartermaster Detachment Dinner Menu (ddr-densho-477-147)
doc Thanksgiving Quartermaster Detachment Dinner Menu (ddr-densho-477-147)
A Thanksgiving Dinner menu for the Fort Benjamin Harrison Quartermaster Corps Detachment 1942. It includes a menu and a list of staff.
George Somoff Photography Studio Christmas Party (ddr-densho-477-533)
img George Somoff Photography Studio Christmas Party (ddr-densho-477-533)
Photograph of nine coworkers at a holiday party. Seated on the far right is Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima. The caption below the photo reads "George Somoff Photography Studio Christmas Party" in black ink.
Nakahara family and spouses (ddr-densho-477-423)
img Nakahara family and spouses (ddr-densho-477-423)
Photograph of the Nakahara family and their spouses at Yoshiko (Nakato) Nakahara's 75th birthday party. Back row from left to right: Takeo Isoshima, Takeshi Chikamura, Saburo Nakahara, and Monzaburo Nakahara. Front row left to right: Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Midori (Nakahara) Chikamura, Yoshiko (Nakato) Nakahara, Wistaria (Nakamoto) Nakahara, and Yasuko (Fujii) Nakahara. The caption below the photo …
Mitzi Isoshima and siblings (ddr-densho-477-689)
img Mitzi Isoshima and siblings (ddr-densho-477-689)
Photograph of the Nakahara siblings at Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima's 75th birthday party. From left to right: Saburo Nakahara, Midori (Nakahara) Chikamura, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Monzaburo Nakahara, and Tsuyoshi Nakahara. The caption below the photo reads "Mitzi and her siblings" in black ink.
Glenn and Linnell Isoshima family at celebration (ddr-densho-477-605)
img Glenn and Linnell Isoshima family at celebration (ddr-densho-477-605)
Photograph of the Isoshima family at the celebration of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima and Takeo Isoshima's 45th anniversary. From left to right: Steven Kanzaki, Linnell (Kanzaki) Isoshima, Glenn Isoshima (standing), and Scott Jue.
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