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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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Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-33)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-33)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. Those photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of a Japanese man in academic dress and photographs of infants dressed for a Japanese traditional ceremony for newborns. See this object in the California …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-57)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community probably in Washington. A group of Japanese men, women, and children poses surrounding a boat with a sign, "Japan gives her Navy to the cause of Democracy." In the photograph, Japanese men wear a special event costume of an American …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-302)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-302)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes a photograph of the Japanese community at a picnic. One photograph captures a cultural event sponsored by local Japanese associations. Also includes a photograph of a Japanese woman along with the Santa Barbara Museum of National History and St. Anthony's Seminary, both located in Santa …
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 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
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 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 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 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
[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 …
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
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
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 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
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
Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
img Taenaka family, kimono (ddr-csujad-25-268)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are four photographs of the Taenaka family, including Haruko, Yaeko, Chiyoko, and Saiko in kimono. The photographs are taken around 1930 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_063
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-307)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-307)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men, women, and children. One photograph captures a birthday party for a Japanese American female child in July 1943. Another photograph captures a group of Japanese American female children taken in summer 1927. Photographs also include the …
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