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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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Fair maidens (ddr-csujad-11-28)
img Fair maidens (ddr-csujad-11-28)
Ladies dressed in kimono pose together at Buddhist Day on Treasure Island, California. From page 14 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_14_002
Invitation to the reception and tea (ddr-csujad-11-55)
img Invitation to the reception and tea (ddr-csujad-11-55)
An invitation from Toshito Satow, the Consul General of Japan to Miss Tazu Kawamoto to attend a reception and tea in honor of Kensuke Horinouchi, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, presumably as part of the Japan Day celebration. From page 21 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State …
S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-62)
img S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-62)
A marching band named Sonichi plays at the Japan Day celebration during the San Francisco World's Fair, which took place on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 25 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_25_001
Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-64)
img Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-64)
Perhaps from the Japan Day parade, a float is decorated with objects and people dressed in traditional clothing. From page 26 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_26_001
Consul General Saito (ddr-csujad-11-5)
img Consul General Saito (ddr-csujad-11-5)
Consul General Saito making a public speech. This is most likely part of the Japan Day celebration, which was also part of the World's Fair that was held in 1939-1940 in San Francisco's Treasure Island. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_02_002
Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-11-153)
img Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-11-153)
A photograph of the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey, California. The Japanese American Citizens League is represented by the banner. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_001
Mayor Rossi (ddr-csujad-11-58)
img Mayor Rossi (ddr-csujad-11-58)
A photograph of Mayor Angelo Joseph Rossi of San Francisco speaking at the World's Fair on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 23 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_23_001
Speech (ddr-csujad-11-57)
img Speech (ddr-csujad-11-57)
A photograph of a man making a speech, most likely at the Japan Day celebration, as part of the World's Fair on Treasure Island, California. From page 22 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_22_002
Parade (ddr-csujad-11-154)
img Parade (ddr-csujad-11-154)
Photographed are three men participating in the Fourth of July parade in Monterey, California. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_002
Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-60)
img Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-60)
Photographed is Goro Yamamoto, participating in the Japan Day Parade as part of the San Francisco World's Fair, which took place on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 24 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_24_001
Invitation to the Japan Day celebration (ddr-csujad-11-54)
img Invitation to the Japan Day celebration (ddr-csujad-11-54)
An invitation from Toshito Satow, the Commissioner General of Japan, to Miss Tazu Kawamoto for the Japan Day celebration on Treasure Island. From page 21 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_21_001
Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-56)
img Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-56)
A photograph taken at the Japan Day celebration at the Japan Pavilion, San Francisco, California. From page 22 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_22_001
Bishop Matsukage (ddr-csujad-11-26)
img Bishop Matsukage (ddr-csujad-11-26)
This photograph depicts Bishop Matsukage dressed in traditional clothing along with a procession on Buddhist Day on Treasure Island near San Francisco. From page 13 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_13_001
Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-65)
img Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-65)
Perhaps from the Japan Day parade, a large float is decorated with objects and people dressed in traditional clothing. From page 26 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_26_002
Water Follies (ddr-csujad-11-157)
img Water Follies (ddr-csujad-11-157)
The Water Follies float advertises for the "P.G. Pool Sat. Nite 8pm." This float is part of the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey, California. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_005
Parade (ddr-csujad-11-156)
img Parade (ddr-csujad-11-156)
Photographed are a group of men carrying a banner [?] as part of the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey, California. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_004
Ochigo (ddr-csujad-11-27)
img Ochigo (ddr-csujad-11-27)
A parade for Buddhist Day on Treasure Island, California. The caption reads, "Ochigo." From page 14 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_14_001
Parade (ddr-csujad-11-155)
img Parade (ddr-csujad-11-155)
Three women are photographed at the Fourth of July parade in Monterey, California. From page 56 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_56_003
Speech at the World's Fair (ddr-csujad-11-59)
img Speech at the World's Fair (ddr-csujad-11-59)
A photograph of a man, perhaps an elected official, speaking at the World's Fair held in San Francisco's Treasure Island in 1939. From page 23 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_23_002
Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-2)
img Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-2)
A photograph of an outdoor event as part of Japan Day and the World's Fair that took place in San Francisco's Treasure Island in 1939-1940. From page 1 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_01_001
Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-61)
img Parade, Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-61)
A photograph of a float from the Japan Day Parade, part of the San Francisco World's Fair, which took place on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 24 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_24_002
S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-63)
img S.F. Sonichi Band (ddr-csujad-11-63)
A marching band named Sonichi plays at the Japan Day celebration during the San Francisco World's Fair, which took place on Treasure Island in 1939. From page 25 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_25_002
Fair Queens (ddr-csujad-11-7)
img Fair Queens (ddr-csujad-11-7)
A close-up photograph of the ladies crowned queens of the World's Fair. The second from the left is identified as Miss Japan, the center is Miss California, and the right is Miss San Francisco. From page 3 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Fair Queens (ddr-csujad-11-6)
img Fair Queens (ddr-csujad-11-6)
A photograph of the ladies who were crowned queen at the World's Fair, which took place in 1939-1940 in San Francisco's Treasure Island. From page 3 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_03_001
Photograph of Frank Chin and his son Sam (ddr-csujad-24-109)
img Photograph of Frank Chin and his son Sam (ddr-csujad-24-109)
A photograph of Frank Chin with his son Sam, with a note written on the back from Michi and Walter Weglyn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_08_011
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