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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Festivals, celebrations, and holidays (582)

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Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "An editorial" by Howard M. Imazeki; "Her name is woman" by Riley O'Suga; "Christmas tree" by Shuji Kimura; "Six old bachelors" by Miyoko Takagi; "Looking back" by Eugene Okada; "Great American tragedy" by Tsuyoshi Nakamura; "Pure hell" by Yukio …
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-60)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-60)
Scrapbook page featuring block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one depicting the Madonna and child with candles and reads "Greetings"; the second features four choir singers with the letters n-o-e-l spelled out in their mouths in front of a window depicting the Madonna and child. The scrapbook page is hand lettered "Peace on Earth" and …
Buddhist church preliminary report (ddr-csujad-26-8)
doc Buddhist church preliminary report (ddr-csujad-26-8)
Description of the development and practices of the Buddhist Church at Tule Lake including Sunday school, adult services and the Young Buddhist Association (YBA). Includes several comparisons to the Christian Church and Christians at Tule Lake. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California …
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-26-59)
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 …
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. …
Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
img Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
Postcard photo commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission. Oral history interview transcript and audio are found in items: csufccop_jaoh_0027 and csufccop_jaoh_0029. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1616_P01
Parade float (ddr-densho-13-47)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-13-47)
This Japanese Chamber of Commerce float was readied for the Potlatch parade. Front (left to right): unidentified, Mr. Sawada, Mr. Uyeminami, and Kinzo Asaba. On the float (left to right): unidentified, Teruko (last name unknown), unidentified, Mariko Mukai, Ms. Kihara, and Kazuko Itoi.
Parade float (ddr-densho-13-3)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-13-3)
This float was sponsored by the Japanese Fishing Tackle Dealers Association (note the list of individual dealers on the left). Left to right: Kinzo Asaba, Mr. Yamada, unidentified, unidentified, Mr. Ideta, unidentified, Chiyo Asaba, Kiyo Harada, Shuzo Asaba, and Yayeko Asaba.
Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-16)
img Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-16)
This celebration took place at Playland. Left to right: unidentified, Mrs. Hamada, and Marianne Okawa.
Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-15)
img Japan Day celebration (ddr-densho-20-15)
The Japan Day celebration took place at Playland. Front (left to right): Mrs. Hamada, Marianne Okawa, unidentified, unidentified, and unidentified. Back: unidentified and Toki Hamasaki.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
Selected article titles: "Case for Aleut Redress Presented" (pp. 1, 8), "JCCCNC Officially Opens Doors" (p. 1), "Nisei Week Events Scheduled" (p. 2), and "House Passes 'Jpn' Resolution" (p. 3).
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.
Girls marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-288)
img Girls marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-288)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-191)
img Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-191)
Japanese American community members in a parade as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-232)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-232)
Japanese Americans aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Issei dressed as Uncle Sam (ddr-densho-35-227)
img Issei dressed as Uncle Sam (ddr-densho-35-227)
This Issei man is taking part in the Golden Potlatch festivities.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-275)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-275)
Spectators watch the floats pass by during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade.
Women in parade car (ddr-densho-35-265)
img Women in parade car (ddr-densho-35-265)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-255)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-255)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Burnside Hat Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-272)
img Burnside Hat Co. parade float (ddr-densho-35-272)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
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