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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Picture of Tom Ikeda and Floyd Mori (ddr-densho-506-35)
img Picture of Tom Ikeda and Floyd Mori (ddr-densho-506-35)
Picture of Tom Ikeda and former California state representative Floyd Mori where both are wearing leis and holding an award.
Tom Ikeda speaking at Densho Opening Gala 2 (ddr-densho-506-53)
img Tom Ikeda speaking at Densho Opening Gala 2 (ddr-densho-506-53)
Second picture of Tom giving his presentation at the Densho Opening Gala.
Densho Opening Displays and Wall Art (ddr-densho-506-42)
img Densho Opening Displays and Wall Art (ddr-densho-506-42)
Picture of displays at Densho Opening Gala held in Seattle at the Nippon Kan Theatre.
Densho Opening Crowd Photo 1 (ddr-densho-506-43)
img Densho Opening Crowd Photo 1 (ddr-densho-506-43)
Photo of the crowd in the balcony in the Nippon Kan Theatre at the Densho Opening Gala.
Roger Shimomura Launch Part Photo Collage (ddr-densho-506-16)
img Roger Shimomura Launch Part Photo Collage (ddr-densho-506-16)
Collage of multiple photos from the artist Roger Shimomura's launch party including one with Tom Ikeda and another Dana Hoshide.
Tom Ikeda listening to Scott Oki speak (ddr-densho-506-50)
img Tom Ikeda listening to Scott Oki speak (ddr-densho-506-50)
Scott Oki, a major supporter, founding board member/president, and founder of Densho, presenting at the Densho Opening Gala while Tom Ikeda watches.
Scott Oki and Tom Ikeda shaking hands (ddr-densho-506-51)
img Scott Oki and Tom Ikeda shaking hands (ddr-densho-506-51)
Scott Oki shaking Tom Ikeda's hand while handing him a piece of paper during the Densho Opening Gala.
Densho supporter display at the Densho Opening Gala (ddr-densho-506-55)
img Densho supporter display at the Densho Opening Gala (ddr-densho-506-55)
A display board listing Densho's supporters at the Densho Opening Gala.
Tom Ikeda at Roger Shimomura Launch Party (ddr-densho-506-14)
img Tom Ikeda at Roger Shimomura Launch Party (ddr-densho-506-14)
Tom Ikeda speaking at an art show launch for artist Roger Shimomura.
Tom Ikeda speaking at Humanities Washington Ceremony (ddr-densho-506-27)
img Tom Ikeda speaking at Humanities Washington Ceremony (ddr-densho-506-27)
Photo of Tom Ikeda speaking on the podium during the event at the Seattle Sheraton hotel where he received his Humanities Washington award.
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.
Hanamido for Hanamatsuri (ddr-ajah-3-213)
img Hanamido for Hanamatsuri (ddr-ajah-3-213)
Caption below photo: Hanamido for Hanamatsuri, Buddhist Temple of Alameda, CA, circa 1920s
Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-34-71)
img Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-34-71)
Zenmatsu Seko drives the Bainbridge Gardens truck, which has been decorated for the Fourth of July parade. The truck was one of the first on the island.
Community gathering (ddr-densho-34-49)
img Community gathering (ddr-densho-34-49)
The Japanese American community gathers in front of the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church in celebration of the Japanese emperor's birthday.
Reverend's birthday celebration (ddr-densho-34-76)
img Reverend's birthday celebration (ddr-densho-34-76)
Reverend Hirakawa's birthday celebration at the Winslow Baptist Church. Left to right: Mr. Shibayama, Reverend Hirakawa, Mr. Amatatsu, Tomi Hayashida and Lilly Kitamoto.
Sato family around Christmas tree (ddr-ajah-6-200)
img Sato family around Christmas tree (ddr-ajah-6-200)
Caption below photo: Toshio Sato (far right), formerly of Alameda, CA. spends Christmas in Dayton, Ohio, where his family moved after World War II ended. December 25, 1951
Family portrait (ddr-densho-379-471)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-379-471)
Aiji Endo Family. Written on the page in the photograph album "Cheryl's Birthday Party 1948". It was Cheryl's second birthday party.
Women pose on piano bench (ddr-densho-379-476)
img Women pose on piano bench (ddr-densho-379-476)
Yuri Endo (right) and her long-time friend. Written on the page in the photograph album "Cheryl's Birthday Party 1948". It was Cheryl's second birthday party.
Woman knitting (ddr-densho-379-463)
img Woman knitting (ddr-densho-379-463)
Masako Sumida knitting. Written on the page in the photograph album "Cheryl's Birthday Party 1948".
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