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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Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-59)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-59)
Scrapbook page features block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one featuring birds flying over cattail plants and water with "Greetings" lettered on; the second depicts birds flying past barbed wire fencing and outlines of barracks while reading "Merry Christmas." Includes illustration of a woman writing, a stove and is from "Tule Lake scrapbook" (ucsb_mei_0053), page …
Large group in costumes (ddr-csujad-26-80)
img Large group in costumes (ddr-csujad-26-80)
Group photo of a large group of Japanese American and Caucasian people alongside a dog. Possibly at a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094, ucsb_mei_0141. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_017
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-62)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-62)
Scrapbook page featuring block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one featuring birds flying over cattail plants and water with "Tule Lake greetings" lettered on; the second depicts a woman and a window featuring what appears to be stars and birds flying with lettering "Happy Xmas." The page also features an illustration of a chimney pipe. …
Poston III Christmas Bazzar (ddr-csujad-38-350)
doc Poston III Christmas Bazzar (ddr-csujad-38-350)
A drawing ticket at "Poston III Christmas Bazzar [Bazaar]" which was held at the Poston camp in Arizona, December 3-5, 1943. The caption reads: The ticket that did not win. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_04_003
Letter from Emiko [Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1951 (ddr-csujad-4-27)
doc Letter from Emiko [Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1951 (ddr-csujad-4-27)
A holiday letter with greetings on the occasion of Christmas and New Year from Emiko Nakawaki [= Emiko Amy Terada] in Anaheim, California to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, she informs them of her new address in Cypress, California and talks about her 10-month old son. See this object in the …
Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
doc Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
A holiday letter of greetings on Christmas from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada] in Stanton, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California, which contains basic correspondence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_031
[Helen Thomas' 90th birthday] (ddr-csujad-4-9)
img [Helen Thomas' 90th birthday] (ddr-csujad-4-9)
A photograph of Helen Thomas' 90th birthday party. Pictured is Helen, along with Emiko Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada]. Also pictured in the background is Elva and Walter Buss. The inscription on the backside reads: Helen Thomas' 90th birthday. Emiko Nakawaki. Elva and Walter Buss in background. Nov. 19, 1978. See this object in the California State …
Letter from Amy [Emiko Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 11, 1957 (ddr-csujad-4-28)
doc Letter from Amy [Emiko Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 11, 1957 (ddr-csujad-4-28)
A holiday letter with greetings on Christmas and New Year from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko AmyTerada] in Anaheim, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter includes general correspondence, including updates on her, Sam [=Usami], and Tsuyoshi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_030
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 15, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-91)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 15, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-91)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports from the treasurer, the Feast Of Lanterns boat parade committee, and the Fourth of July committee. Also includes discussion on matters relating to the Watsonville JACL, dues, the tea garden project, the donation drive to raise funds against anti-alien legislation, and the Northern California …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 7, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-108)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 7, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-108)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of equal representation and proportional assessments, as well as reports on committee nominations, the JACL flower show, and Chiyoko Matsuda recital. Plans for the Fourth of July parade, Feast of Lanterns, skating party, and JACL barbecue are also discussed. See this object in the …
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-74)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-74)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the "Japan Night" program at the county fair, the high school tea garden project, and committee reports and appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0073
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 13, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-110)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 13, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-110)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of matters relating to the Soap Box Derby, Fourth of July, county fair, and National JACL Convention. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0109
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 30, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-73)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 30, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-73)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include committee reports on participation in local parades, the Salinas chapter's request that the Monterey chapter assist the Watsonville JACL with travel expenses, and committee appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0072_01
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 18, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-120)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 18, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-120)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics addressed include the Community Chest drive, inauguration of district council officers, and Christmas party plans. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0119
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, September 25, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-75)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, September 25, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-75)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports from the County Fair Entertainment Committee, and discussion of incorporating a barn dance into the "Japan Night" program at the county fair. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0074
Special meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 21, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-109)
doc Special meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 21, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-109)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the Chiyoko Matsuda recital, Fourth of July activities, and Feast of Lanterns boat parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0108
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-70)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-70)
Minutes of the sixth general meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics addressed include the special election for the office of vice presidency, organizational matters relating to the upcoming Feast of Lanterns parade in Pacific Grove, the chapter's participation in the Fourth of July parade, and the appropriation of travel expenses for the …
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 25, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-72)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 25, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-72)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include the resignation of Doctor Inada as president of the chapter, the proposal to hold a special election to select a new president, and the chapter's participation in the Pacific Grove boat parade and the Fourth of July parade. See this object in the California …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 17, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-89)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 17, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-89)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Discussion topics include the Northern California District Council meeting, national dues and membership cards, the Fourth of July parade, the Feast of Lanterns boat parade, and committee appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0088
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 14, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-135)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 14, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-135)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include the Japanese Association lawn project, participation in Fourth of July festivities, and plans for a talent parade and movie screening. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0134
Birthday napkin (ddr-csujad-49-96)
img Birthday napkin (ddr-csujad-49-96)
Birthday napkin. An item from: pages 70-71 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_047_08
Christmas dinner in the Orient (ddr-csujad-49-208)
doc Christmas dinner in the Orient (ddr-csujad-49-208)
Program book with menu for "Christmas Dinner 1946 in the Orient." Includes handwritten note of "From, Cuddles, Tokyo, Xmas" and handwritten menu alterations. An item from: pages 102-103 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_065_02
Christmas card from Tsuyoshi Shimada to Sue Ogata Kato (ddr-csujad-49-107)
doc Christmas card from Tsuyoshi Shimada to Sue Ogata Kato (ddr-csujad-49-107)
Christmas card from Tsuyoshi Shimada to Sue Ogata Kato. An item from: pages 76-77 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_052_01
Christmas card from Richard I. Okamura to Sue Ogata Kato (ddr-csujad-49-108)
doc Christmas card from Richard I. Okamura to Sue Ogata Kato (ddr-csujad-49-108)
Christmas card from Richard I. Okamura to Sue Ogata Kato. An item from: pages 76-77 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_052_02
Thanksgiving napkin (ddr-csujad-49-97)
img Thanksgiving napkin (ddr-csujad-49-97)
Thanksgiving napkin. An item from: pages 70-71 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_047_09
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