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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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.
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.
Acme Business College parade float (ddr-densho-35-238)
img Acme Business College parade float (ddr-densho-35-238)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-260)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-260)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Coal company parade float (ddr-densho-35-237)
img Coal company parade float (ddr-densho-35-237)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-253)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-253)
Spectators watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Girls in a parade car (ddr-densho-35-271)
img Girls in a parade car (ddr-densho-35-271)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Bicycle parade (ddr-densho-35-281)
img Bicycle parade (ddr-densho-35-281)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in 1911.
Native Americans in parade (ddr-densho-35-225)
img Native Americans in parade (ddr-densho-35-225)
Native Americans participate in the Golden Potlatch parade of 1911.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-250)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-250)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-280)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-280)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in 1911.
Boys marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-287)
img Boys marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-287)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival held in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-221)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-221)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-234)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-234)
This parade was part of Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival that took place in July of 1911.
Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-264)
img Golden Potlatch parade (ddr-densho-35-264)
This parade was part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-188)
img Issei in parade (ddr-densho-35-188)
Japanese American community members in a parade as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-276)
img Parade floats (ddr-densho-35-276)
Spectators watch the floats pass by during Seattle's Golden Potlatch parade.
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