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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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.
Utah Nippon Wildlife Federation Float (ddr-densho-162-16)
img Utah Nippon Wildlife Federation Float (ddr-densho-162-16)
This float was featured in Ogden's Days of '47 Parade. In fishing gear: Chuichi Kawaguchi. Standing (L to R): Mr. Shimada, Dr. Yoshitaka, Mr. Clarence Uno, Mr. S. Yamaguchi, kneeling, Mr. Nakagawa. Children (L to R): Yuki Uno, Shuzo, Ray Uno, Tad Kawaguchi, Shinji Ichida, Tosh Sase, Shig Yokoyama, Shozo Sakurada, Wallace Uno.
Buddhist Temple Ochigo Parade (ddr-densho-162-31)
img Buddhist Temple Ochigo Parade (ddr-densho-162-31)
This parade was held on First South Street in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Japanese Association float (ddr-densho-162-29)
img Japanese Association float (ddr-densho-162-29)
This float was featured in Murray's Pioneer Day Parade.
Auburn Day parade (ddr-densho-18-13)
img Auburn Day parade (ddr-densho-18-13)
Shown is the first-prize float in the Auburn day parade, which was a community festival held every spring.
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.
img "Parade in Livorno Italy 1946" (ddr-densho-201-223)
Caption on front: "442 Infrantry [sic] Regiment Gives Final Parade." Caption on side: "Parade in Livorno Italy 1946."
img "Parade in Livorno Italy 1946" (ddr-densho-201-222)
Caption on front: "442 Infrantry [sic] Regiment Gives Final Parade." Caption on side: "Parade in Livorno Italy 1946."
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 52 (June 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-219)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 52 (June 29, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-219)
"Pvt. Kawaguchi Rites Friday" (p. 1), "Symington, Air Force Aide, Will Speak at Americanism Rites During Fourth Fete" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 66 (August 17, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-233)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 66 (August 17, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-233)
"Claims Total Here to Date Set at $20,000" (p. 1), "Orientals Win Voting Rights" (p. 1), "Queen Terri and Attendants Invite City of Los Angeles to Join in Nisei Week Festival" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 66 (August 16, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-235)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 66 (August 16, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-235)
"Walter Gets Bid to Join JACL Confab" (p. 1), "International Carnival" (p. 1), "President Inks More Measures" (p. 2).
Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
img Tomato Festival in Niland, California (ddr-densho-242-2)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji:: "Kumezo Hatchimonji probably 1954, Niland, California, Tomato Festival, shown with local youngster. Kumezo was owner of Valley Seed Co. in Niland."
Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
img Japanese Industrial Association parade (ddr-densho-242-10)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. - probably mid 1920s. Japanese Industrial Association in parade."
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