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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Birthday napkin from Col. Hollinghead's birthday affair (ddr-csujad-49-95)
img Birthday napkin from Col. Hollinghead's birthday affair (ddr-csujad-49-95)
Birthday napkin souvenir from Colonel Hollinghead's birthday affair. 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_07
[Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-16)
img [Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-16)
A photograph of Dorothy Ai Okine dressing in kimono and wearing a crown. It is taken during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Higashi Honganji Rafu Betsuin. Placed on a paper photo frame. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_011
[Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-336)
img [Dorothy Ai Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-336)
A photograph of Dorothy Ai Okine dressing in kimono and wearing a crown. It is taken during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Higashi Honganji Rafu Betsuin. Placed on a paper photo frame. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album," page 2 (csudh_oki_0300). See this object in the California State Universities …
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-11)
A photograph of Sawako Nakano at age 15. Sawako is a niece of Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. It is taken by Tonen Hisashi in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_006
Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
doc Letter from Hotty Befu to Mr. Masao Okine, November 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-175)
A letter from Hatsuno Hotty Befu to her brother Masao Okine. She talks about her friend, Mary Hidaka, and her family in Boyle Heights, California. She also writes about her plan during the holiday seasons. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_20_001
[Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-59)
img [Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-59)
A black and white negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree in a room. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_013
[Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-65)
img [Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-65)
A black and white negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree in a room. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_019
Father's Day card from Masao Okine to Mr. S. Okine, June 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-81)
doc Father's Day card from Masao Okine to Mr. S. Okine, June 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-81)
A Father's Day card from Masao Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. Masao writes from Fort Meade, Minnesota, where he attends the U.S. military Japanese language School to Seiichi Okine who is incarcerated in the Rohwer camp, Arkansas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_20_001
Sueno and Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-10)
Sueno and Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-10)
A photograph of Sueno Nakano at age 53 and her second daughter, Sawako Nakano, at age 15. The photograph is addressed to Sueno's brogher-in-law, Seiichi Okine. It is taken by Hisashi Tonen in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_005
[Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-62)
img [Japanese American woman, Christmas] (ddr-csujad-5-62)
A black and white negative. Photographed is a Japanese American woman sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree in a room. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_016
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her father-in-law, Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. She thanks her parents-in-law for their thoughtful letters. She is glad to know that Seiichi likes her gift for the Father's Day. She hopes that they will be able to celebrate the fourth of July by having fireworks this year. …
Letters from Naoji, Miyuki, and Miyoko Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-250)
doc Letters from Naoji, Miyuki, and Miyoko Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-250)
Contains three letters written from the Okine's in Japan to Mr. Seiichi Okine along with an envelope. The three letters are written by Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine, and Miyoko Okine respectively, and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_81_001-004
Akiko and Noboru Shirai (ddr-csujad-55-1314)
img Akiko and Noboru Shirai (ddr-csujad-55-1314)
Black and white photograph portrait depicting Akiko and Noboru Shirai wearing formal Japanese attire. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1316
Setsuko Abe Hirano (left) and cousin, Edith Abey (right) dancing Japanese buyo dance at Topaz (ddr-csujad-55-2201)
img Setsuko Abe Hirano (left) and cousin, Edith Abey (right) dancing Japanese buyo dance at Topaz (ddr-csujad-55-2201)
Setsuko was sent from San Leandro to the Tule Lake camp and later transferred to the Topaz camp. Doris Abey Hrubant aka Sahomi Tachibana, was their dance teacher at Tule Lake and Topaz (Edith's older sister). The Abe family decided to change the spelling to "Abey" so most Americans would pronounce it correctly. See this object …
Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1949 (ddr-csujad-55-114)
doc Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1949 (ddr-csujad-55-114)
Christmas letter from the Tsukamoto family including an update on family life and activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0116
Letter from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell, December 15, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2546)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell, December 15, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2546)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell regarding thankfulness for the persimmons she sent him. Wishing her a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2653
Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-113)
doc Letter from the Tsukamotos, 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-113)
Christmas letter from the Tsukamoto family including an update on family life and activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0115
Yoshio Ichikawa's 59th birthday (ddr-csujad-55-2225)
img Yoshio Ichikawa's 59th birthday (ddr-csujad-55-2225)
Black and white photograph depicting Yoshio Ichikawa's family in formal attire at Ichikawa's 59th birthday. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2328
Letter from the Tsukamoto family, December, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-111)
doc Letter from the Tsukamoto family, December, 1947 (ddr-csujad-55-111)
Christmas letter from the Tsukamoto family including an update on family life, farm, school, and church. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0113
Letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto, December 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-112)
doc Letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto, December 1948 (ddr-csujad-55-112)
Christmas letter from Al and Mary Tsukamoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0114
Christmas card from Kenneth Hori (ddr-csujad-55-2542)
doc Christmas card from Kenneth Hori (ddr-csujad-55-2542)
Christmas card from Kenneth Hori featuring a winter scene with Christmas wishes. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2649
Military Intelligence Service Language School Christmas Festival Service (ddr-csujad-55-155)
doc Military Intelligence Service Language School Christmas Festival Service (ddr-csujad-55-155)
Program for the Christmas Festival Service at the Military Intelligence Service Language School. Includes order of the service, songs, readings, and prayers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0157
Spring 1936 Courtship of Mills (ddr-csujad-55-2266)
img Spring 1936 Courtship of Mills (ddr-csujad-55-2266)
Black and white photograph depicting a group of 35 women in costume. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2370
[Panoramic photo of group in front of Enmanji Buddhist Temple] (ddr-csujad-56-314)
img [Panoramic photo of group in front of Enmanji Buddhist Temple] (ddr-csujad-56-314)
Panoramic photo of group in front of Enmanji Buddhist Temple in Sebastopol, California. It was taken to commemorate the Buddhist ceremony to celebrate the construction and opening of Enmanji Buddhist Temple and installation of the Buddhist statue. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization …
Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
doc Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
Oral history interview with Kou Uyemaruko [Ko Uemaruko]. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Uyemaruko, Kou
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