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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With birthday boy at party (ddr-densho-477-647)
img With birthday boy at party (ddr-densho-477-647)
Photograph of 6 people posing for a photograph at Takeo's 75th birthday party. From left to right: Midori (Nakahara) Chikamura, Tsuyoshi Nakahara, Takeo Isoshima, Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima, Mary (Kouchi) Nakahara, and Lori Nakahara. The caption below the photo reads "Midori, Tsuyoshi, Takeo & Mitsuko, Mary, Lori" in black ink.
Mitzi Isoshima birthday party (ddr-densho-477-768)
img Mitzi Isoshima birthday party (ddr-densho-477-768)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima opening birthday presents. The caption below the photo reads "Celebrating another birthday with Don & Elaine's gang" in black ink.
Three friends on couch (ddr-densho-477-641)
img Three friends on couch (ddr-densho-477-641)
Photograph of Takeo Isoshima (left), George Jitodai (middle), and George Watanabe (right) sitting together at a birthday party for Takeo's 75th birthday. The caption below the photo reads "The Three Amigos! Takeo, George Jitodai, George Watanabe" in black ink.
Takeo and Glenn Isoshima (ddr-densho-477-479)
img Takeo and Glenn Isoshima (ddr-densho-477-479)
Photograph of Takeo Isoshima (left) with his son Glenn Isoshima (right) in Don and Elaine (Isoshima) Shimono kitchen. The caption below the photo reads "Thanksgiving dinner at Don & Elaine's" in black ink.
Mitzi Isoshima and Takeo Isoshima with Christmas presents (ddr-densho-477-700)
img Mitzi Isoshima and Takeo Isoshima with Christmas presents (ddr-densho-477-700)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima (left), looking at Takeo Isoshima (right) as he handles a wrapped Christmas present. The caption below the photo reads "Christmas gifts" in black ink.
Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima with a giant fortune cookie (ddr-densho-477-586)
img Takeo and Mitzi Isoshima with a giant fortune cookie (ddr-densho-477-586)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima holding an large fortune cookie as her husband Takeo Isoshima looks on. 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. The caption below the photo reads "A giant fortune cookie made by Naomi had …
11 people sitting at a table under anniversary banner (ddr-densho-477-579)
img 11 people sitting at a table under anniversary banner (ddr-densho-477-579)
Photograph of 11 people eating a table under a banner celebrating Takeo and Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima's anniversary. Sitting facing the camera from left to right: Eileen Chikamura, Michelle (Maples) Chikamura, Roger Chikamura, Michael Nakahara, Monzaburo Nakahara, Yasuko (Fujii) Nakahara, Jenny Nakahara. Sitting with backs facing the camera left to right: Mary (Kouchi) Nakahara, Tsuyoshi Nakahara, Midori …
Family quilt made by Naomi Nishimura (ddr-densho-477-654)
img Family quilt made by Naomi Nishimura (ddr-densho-477-654)
Photograph of Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima admiring the quilt made by her daughter Naomi for her 50th wedding anniversary. The caption below the photo reads "Naomi Handcrafted the family quilt" in black ink.
45th Anniversary card (ddr-densho-477-600)
doc 45th Anniversary card (ddr-densho-477-600)
Inside the card are signatures of attendees of the surprise party to celebrate Mitsuko (Nakahara) Isoshima and Takeo Isoshima's 45th anniversary.
Happy Holidays mock up (ddr-densho-499-101)
img Happy Holidays mock up (ddr-densho-499-101)
Three Happy Holidays mock ups for Umeya Rice Cake Co.
Yoshida family (ddr-densho-495-12)
img Yoshida family (ddr-densho-495-12)
Yoshida siblings posing together on the steps of the Honolulu International Country Club to celeberate Tadashi Francis Yoshida's 80th birthday. Back row, left to right: Jack Itsuo Yoshida, Susumu Nakamura, and Edward Sueo Yoshida. Middle row, left to right: Patsy Yoshida, Tadashi Francis Yoshida, Nancy Teruko (Nagai) Yoshida, Ethel (Inouye) Yoshida. Front row, left to right: …
98th birthday card (ddr-densho-495-72)
img 98th birthday card (ddr-densho-495-72)
Birthday card to Francis Tadashi Yoshida from his great-grandchildren for his 98th birthday. On the front of the card is a photograph of 6 childen. In the back is Leah Loudermilk. Middle row left to right: Kathrine Laubscher, Caroline Laubscher, and Isabel Dominik. Front row left to right: Kira Loudermilk, Alexa Dominik, and Aidan Tune. Attached …
80th birthday party (ddr-densho-495-71)
img 80th birthday party (ddr-densho-495-71)
Large family portrait at Francis Tadashi Yoshida's 80th birthday celebration. Back row left to right: Eddie T., Mrs. Yamashita, Mrs. Onuma, Sue Ellen Yoshida, Mr. Onuma, Reggie, Randall "Randy" Yoshida. Row 5: Tadashi, Rhoda Yoshida, Nan, Peter, Christine Nakamura, Row 4: Wally Yoshida, Leona, Kenny, Cary Nakamura, Fay (Yamashita) Yoshida, Carol (Yoshida) Sunahara, Geraldine "Geri" (Yoshida) …
60th birthday (ddr-densho-495-33)
img 60th birthday (ddr-densho-495-33)
Francis and Nancy Yoshida on a 60th birthday.
Oxnard Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Supplement (ddr-densho-469-11)
doc Oxnard Buddhist Church 50th Anniversary Supplement (ddr-densho-469-11)
Supplement to the Oxnard Buddhist Church's 50th-anniversary booklet. Includes lists of the items donated to the church, uchishiki, and the names of individuals who donated to the church and the Oxnard Buddhist Women's Association.
Toddler and baby in front of Christmas tree (ddr-densho-494-23)
img Toddler and baby in front of Christmas tree (ddr-densho-494-23)
Meriko Maida and her baby sister Asako (Maida) Tokuno in front of a Christmas tree. Caption on webpage: "Meriko shows her baby sister, Asako; probably 1924"
Mochi Workshop collage (ddr-densho-506-37)
img Mochi Workshop collage (ddr-densho-506-37)
Collage of four photos that include Sara and Tom Ikeda from Densho's Mochi-tsuki workshop.
Casey Ikeda at the Densho Opening Gala t-shirt booth (ddr-densho-506-54)
img Casey Ikeda at the Densho Opening Gala t-shirt booth (ddr-densho-506-54)
Tom Ikeda's son Casey Ikeda standing next to the t-shirt booth at the Densho Opening Gala.
Susan Mochizuki speaking at Densho Opening Gala (ddr-densho-506-49)
img Susan Mochizuki speaking at Densho Opening Gala (ddr-densho-506-49)
Japanese American Chamber of Commerce member Susan Mochizuki speaking at Densho's Opening Gala
Meeting photo from Densho Japan Trip (ddr-densho-506-85)
img Meeting photo from Densho Japan Trip (ddr-densho-506-85)
Picture of an office meeting from Densho's Japan Trip. Tom Ikeda can be seen in the back left.
Densho Staff on Stage at Densho Opening Gala (ddr-densho-506-47)
img Densho Staff on Stage at Densho Opening Gala (ddr-densho-506-47)
Staff members onstage during Tom Ikeda's presentation during Densho's Opening Gala.
Tom and Sara making Mochi (ddr-densho-506-36)
img Tom and Sara making Mochi (ddr-densho-506-36)
Sara and Tom Ikeda pounding Mochi with a mallet at the Densho Mochi workshop outside the Densho office.
Wide photo of Densho Opening Gala Stage with entire staff (ddr-densho-506-52)
img Wide photo of Densho Opening Gala Stage with entire staff (ddr-densho-506-52)
A wide shot picture of the entire Densho staff on stage during the Densho Opening Gala.
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