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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Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1658)
img Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1658)
The card is signed "Seasons Greeting [illegible] + Children".
Costume festival (ddr-densho-359-56)
img Costume festival (ddr-densho-359-56)
A line of students in costume including samurai and owls. Masaru Okano lived in Japan from 1923-1933.
Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1565)
img Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1565)
A Christmas card from the Iwasa family with Ralph and Lynn Iwasa
Family birthday party (ddr-densho-359-217)
img Family birthday party (ddr-densho-359-217)
A group of young people. From left to right: Alice Kawamoto, Fumiko Hayashida, Toshiko Hayashida, Sadako Nakata, Yaeko Yamashita, Jitsuzo Nakata, and Kenji Nakata.
Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1560)
img Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1560)
A holiday card from Dr and Mrs. K Iwasa and their boys Ralph and Lynn.
Easter Sunday (ddr-densho-359-1672)
img Easter Sunday (ddr-densho-359-1672)
From left to right: Phil and Alice Okano, Jeanette and Eddie Otsuka on Easter Sunday 1948
Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1566)
img Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1566)
A Christmas card from the Que Chins. Que Chin was a professional photographer in Seattle; his wife, Natsuko, was a nurse who joined the Bainbridge Island Nisei in Seattle on their train to Manzanar
Christmas card (ddr-densho-359-436)
img Christmas card (ddr-densho-359-436)
A Christmas card from the Que Chins. Que Chin and Catherine Chin
Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1659)
img Holiday card (ddr-densho-359-1659)
A holiday card from Dr and Mrs. K Iwasa and their boys Ralph and Lynn.
Panorama of large group, with children in front wearing costumes (ddr-ajah-3-215)
img Panorama of large group, with children in front wearing costumes (ddr-ajah-3-215)
Inscription on photo front in Japanese, with date Jun. 14th, 1925. Caption below photo: Buddhist Temple of Alameda, CA, youth in costume, could be fore the Chigo dance June 14, 1925
Men posing on Temple stage for celebration of Crown Prince Akihito's birthday (ddr-ajah-3-231)
img Men posing on Temple stage for celebration of Crown Prince Akihito's birthday (ddr-ajah-3-231)
Caption below photo: January 2, 1934 - Celebration of Japanese Imperial Crown Prince Akihito birthday. Left side: alameda, on the right in San Francisco. Banner above men in Japanese.
Vehicle and JACL float (ddr-densho-475-630)
img Vehicle and JACL float (ddr-densho-475-630)
Black and white double photograph. On the left side is a vehicle carrying several men. On the right side is a Japanese American Citizen's League float, which includes a floral cross.
Frank Miwa Christmas card (ddr-densho-475-759)
doc Frank Miwa Christmas card (ddr-densho-475-759)
Holiday greeting card with a sepia tinted photo of a Spanish-style building that reads: "Season's Greetings [illustration of holly] Frank Miwa"
Child in kimono (ddr-densho-475-255)
img Child in kimono (ddr-densho-475-255)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified child in dressed in a yukata at a festival.
JACL float (ddr-densho-475-633)
img JACL float (ddr-densho-475-633)
Black and white photograph of a shield-shaped crest attached to the front of the float that reads: JACL N.C.D.C. (Japanese American Citizen's League Northern Califonia District Council)
JACL float and two people on horse back (ddr-densho-475-631)
img JACL float and two people on horse back (ddr-densho-475-631)
Black and white double photograph. On the left side is is a Japanese American Citizen's League float, which includes a floral cross. On the right side are two people riding on horseback.
JACL float (ddr-densho-475-632)
img JACL float (ddr-densho-475-632)
Black and white photograph of children and a nun standing on the Japanese American Citizen's League float.
Horses and carriage (ddr-densho-475-111)
img Horses and carriage (ddr-densho-475-111)
Black and white negative of four horses pulling a wagon in a parade
Majorette (ddr-densho-475-645)
img Majorette (ddr-densho-475-645)
Black and white photograph of a majorette performing during a parade.
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