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's 78th birthday (ddr-densho-477-744)
img Mitzi Isoshima's 78th birthday (ddr-densho-477-744)
The caption below the photo reads "Mitzu's 78th birthday" in black ink.
Mark Isoshima at celebration (ddr-densho-477-604)
img Mark Isoshima at celebration (ddr-densho-477-604)
Photograph of Mark Isoshima at the celebration of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima and Takeo Isoshima's 45th anniversary.
Isoshima and Nakahara family Christmas (ddr-densho-477-270)
img Isoshima and Nakahara family Christmas (ddr-densho-477-270)
Color photograph of the Isoshima and Nakahara families opening Christmas presents at Yoshiko (Nakato) Nakahara's home. Back row left to right: Takeo Isoshima, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Saburo Nakahara, Jim Tobe, Tsuyoshi Nakahara holding a baby, Yoshiko (Nakato) Nakahara, and Mary (Kouchi) Nakahara. Front row left to right: Susan Isoshima, Glenn Isoshima, Naomi Isoshima and Elaine Isoshima. …
People eating in living room (ddr-densho-477-648)
img People eating in living room (ddr-densho-477-648)
Photograph of four people sitting around a coffee table eating during Takeo's 75th birthday party. From back to front: Takeshi Chikamura, Susan Isoshima, Vivian Gave, and Michael Gave. The caption below the photo reads "Tak, Susie, Vivian, Michael" in black ink.
Mitzi Isoshima at mother's day luncheon (ddr-densho-477-771)
img Mitzi Isoshima at mother's day luncheon (ddr-densho-477-771)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima with her daughter and granddaughter on Mother's Day. Back row: Michael Gave (left) and Doug Eickhoff (right). Front row left to right: Susan Isoshima, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, and Vivian (Gave) Eickhoff. The caption below the photo reads "Mother's Day Luncheon at Glenn & Linnel's" in black ink.
Dining party in new house (ddr-densho-477-675)
img Dining party in new house (ddr-densho-477-675)
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 on the left side of the table, and moving clockwise: Mark Isoshima, Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, Takeo Isoshima, Glenn Isoshima, Steven Kanzaki, Lincoln Kanzaki, Don Shimono, Susan Isoshima, Michael Gave, and Vivian Gave. The …
Takeo Isoshima with Japanese sign (ddr-densho-477-640)
img Takeo Isoshima with Japanese sign (ddr-densho-477-640)
The caption below the photo reads "Japanese written by oldest granddaughter Vivian" in black ink.
Susan Isoshima with Santa Claus (ddr-densho-477-269)
img Susan Isoshima with Santa Claus (ddr-densho-477-269)
The caption below the photo reads "4 year old Susie with Santa" in black ink.
50 year anniversary card (ddr-densho-477-662)
doc 50 year anniversary card (ddr-densho-477-662)
Homemade 50th anniversary for Tak and Mitzi Isoshima made by Mark Isoshima.
Isoshima family at dinner table (ddr-densho-477-480)
img Isoshima family at dinner table (ddr-densho-477-480)
Photograph of the three generations of the Isoshima family. Right to left going counter-clockwise around the table: Susan Isoshima, Takeo Isoshima, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Don Shimono, Frank Nishimura, Scott Nishimura, David Nishimura, Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura, Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, Kellie Isoshima, Glenn Isoshima, Linnell (Kanzaki) Isoshima, and Steven Kanzaki. The caption above the photo reads "Family dinner" …
Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima with their children (ddr-densho-477-653)
img Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima with their children (ddr-densho-477-653)
Photograph of the Isoshima family at a celebration of Takeo and Mitsuko's 50th anniversary. Back row, left to right: Glenn Isoshima and Mark Isoshima. Middle row, left to right: Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono, Susan Isoshima, and Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura. Front row, left to right: Takeo Isoshima and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima. The caption below the photo reads "Tak …
People eating in living room (ddr-densho-477-649)
img People eating in living room (ddr-densho-477-649)
Photograph of four people sitting on a couch eating during Takeo's 75th birthday party. Form left to right: Monzaburo Nakahara, Fumiyo Miyake, George Watanabe and Tatsuko Watanabe. Sitting in a chair behind the couch is Mary (Kouchi) Nakahara. The caption below the photo reads "Monzo, Mrs. Miyake, Mary, George & Tatsuko Watanabe" in black ink.
Decorating during Takeo Isoshima's birthday party (ddr-densho-477-643)
img Decorating during Takeo Isoshima's birthday party (ddr-densho-477-643)
Photograph of Takeo Isoshima observing the decorating for his 75th birthday party. Extending out his hand is son-in-law, Frank Chikamura. Observing the interaction is Fumiyo Miyake (sitting), Toshiko Nishimura (left), and Eileen Chikamura (right).
Naomi and Elaine Isoshima with Santa Claus (ddr-densho-477-206)
img Naomi and Elaine Isoshima with Santa Claus (ddr-densho-477-206)
Photograph of Naomi Isoshima (left) and Elaine Isoshima (right) sitting on Santa's lap. The caption below the photo reads "Naomi & Elaine with Santa Claus 1948" in black ink.
Isoshima siblings with Santa Claus (ddr-densho-477-211)
img Isoshima siblings with Santa Claus (ddr-densho-477-211)
Naomi Isoshima (left), Glenn Isoshima (center), and Elaine Isoshima (right) meeting with Santa Claus. The caption below the photo reads "1950" in black ink.
Isoshimas and brother-in-law in front of 75th birthday banner (ddr-densho-477-638)
img Isoshimas and brother-in-law in front of 75th birthday banner (ddr-densho-477-638)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left), Takeo Isoshima (middle), and Monzaburo Nakahara (right) standing together in front of a banner celebrating Takeo's 75th birthday.
Baby Shower meal (ddr-densho-477-417)
img Baby Shower meal (ddr-densho-477-417)
Photograph of 7 members of the Isoshima and Nakahara families eating a meal together at Susan Isoshima's baby shower. From left to right clockwise around the table: Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Susan Isoshima, Midori (Nakahara) Chikamura, Yoshiko (Nakato) Nakahara, Mary (Kouchi) Nakahara, Wistaria (Nakamoto) Nakahara, and Naomi (Isoshima) Nishimura.
45th wedding anniversary (ddr-densho-477-576)
img 45th wedding anniversary (ddr-densho-477-576)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left) and Takeo Isoshima (right) celebrating their 45th anniversary. The caption below the photo reads "45th wedding anniversary" in black ink.
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