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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Family portrait (ddr-densho-379-461)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-379-461)
Cheryl (center) poses with her Uncle Ken and Aunt Emmy. Written on the page in the photograph album "Cheryl's Birthday Party 1948". It was Cheryl's second birthday party.
Couple sitting at a table (ddr-densho-379-485)
img Couple sitting at a table (ddr-densho-379-485)
Yuri and Aiji Endo at JACL Installation Dance in January 1949. Caption written on the page in the photograph album is "JACL Installation Dance Jan 1949".
Couple portrait (ddr-densho-379-465)
img Couple portrait (ddr-densho-379-465)
Sumi and Tets Sumida Written on the page in the photograph album "Cheryl's Birthday Party 1948". It was Cheryl's second birthday party.
Photo of Paul and Kenji Ima at Christmas (ddr-densho-483-1154)
img Photo of Paul and Kenji Ima at Christmas (ddr-densho-483-1154)
Black and white photo of two boys. Caption on photo: "Christmas 1945" written in black ink.
Photo of Paul, Kenji, and Mary Ima at Christmas (ddr-densho-483-1155)
img Photo of Paul, Kenji, and Mary Ima at Christmas (ddr-densho-483-1155)
Black and white photo of two boys and a woman. Caption on photo: "Christmas 1945" written in black ink.
Photo of Tsutomu and Betty, Christmas 1945 (ddr-densho-483-399)
img Photo of Tsutomu and Betty, Christmas 1945 (ddr-densho-483-399)
Black and white photo of Tsutomu and Betty in winter coats standing between pillars. Inscription on reverse: "Tsutomu and Betty Christmas 1945"
Photo of an outdoor festival (ddr-densho-483-387)
img Photo of an outdoor festival (ddr-densho-483-387)
Candid black and white photo of people attending an outdoor festival or celebration
Two children in a farm field (ddr-densho-2-18)
img Two children in a farm field (ddr-densho-2-18)
Jimmie and Patsy Yorita in their family's farm field. Jimmie is holding his birthday cake.
Tomoe Otsu in costume for Chigo procession (ddr-ajah-6-923)
img Tomoe Otsu in costume for Chigo procession (ddr-ajah-6-923)
Caption below photo: Tomoe Otsu, circa mid 1920s, dressed for an event, likely held at the Buddhist Temple of Alameda, CA., where she was born.
Men and women pose in evening wear (ddr-densho-379-484)
img Men and women pose in evening wear (ddr-densho-379-484)
Caption written on the page in the photograph album is "JACL Installation Dance Jan 1949".
Couple sitting at a table (ddr-densho-379-487)
img Couple sitting at a table (ddr-densho-379-487)
Tets and Sumi Sumida at JACL Installation Dance in January 1949. Caption written on the page in the photograph album is "JACL Installation Dance Jan 1949".
Photo of Paul and Kenji Ima with a wagon at Christmas (ddr-densho-483-1158)
img Photo of Paul and Kenji Ima with a wagon at Christmas (ddr-densho-483-1158)
Black and white photo of two boys with a wagon. Caption on photo: "Christmas 1945 - Paul and Ken" written in black ink.
Photo of Kenji Ima in a cowboy costume (ddr-densho-483-1152)
img Photo of Kenji Ima in a cowboy costume (ddr-densho-483-1152)
Black and white photo of a boy wearing a cowboy costume. Caption on photo margin: "Xmas 1945" written in black ink.
Photo of Paul and Kenji Ima with a third boy at Christmas (ddr-densho-483-1156)
img Photo of Paul and Kenji Ima with a third boy at Christmas (ddr-densho-483-1156)
Black and white photo of three boys. Caption on photo: "Christmas 1945" written in black ink.
Photo of Paul and Kenji Ima at Thanksgiving (ddr-densho-483-1157)
img Photo of Paul and Kenji Ima at Thanksgiving (ddr-densho-483-1157)
Black and white photo of two boys wearing coats. Caption on photo: "Thanksgiving 1945" written in black ink.
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