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-441-10)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-441-10)
Hayashi Nursery parade float with two horse and a carriage decorated in flowers.
Christmas Tree (ddr-densho-442-236)
img Christmas Tree (ddr-densho-442-236)
Photograph of a living room decorated for Christmas with a tree and presents.
Komatsu and Buck Ohashi by Christmas tree (ddr-densho-442-242)
img Komatsu and Buck Ohashi by Christmas tree (ddr-densho-442-242)
Photograph of Komatsu (Saito) Ohashi (left) and Wakaichi "Buck" Ohashi (right) sitting together on a couch with a Christmas tree and presents decorating the room.
Frank & Mary (ddr-densho-442-110)
img Frank & Mary (ddr-densho-442-110)
Photograph of Frank Yamato and Mary Haruko (Ohashi) Yamato celebrating their wedding anniversary. Written along the bottom of the photograph is "Frank & Mary" in black ink.
Komatsu by Christmas tree (ddr-densho-442-244)
img Komatsu by Christmas tree (ddr-densho-442-244)
Photograph of Komatsu (Saito) Ohashi sitting on a couch with a Christmas tree and presents decorating the room.
Anniversary party (ddr-densho-442-113)
img Anniversary party (ddr-densho-442-113)
Photograph of six people at Frank and Mary Yamato's anniversary party. Written along the bottom is "Okubo's, Frank & Mary, Jo & Alice Hirabayashi" in black ink. From left to right is George Okubo, Martha Okubo, Mary Haruko (Ohashi) Yamato, Frank Yamato, Alice Hirabayashi, and Joe Hirabayashi.
Under the Christmas Tree (ddr-densho-442-114)
img Under the Christmas Tree (ddr-densho-442-114)
Photograph of Richard Yamato with his mother Mary Haruko (Ohashi) Yamato sitting by a Christmas tree.
Anniversary party (ddr-densho-442-112)
img Anniversary party (ddr-densho-442-112)
Photograph of people standing around a table of presents. From left to right: Frank Yamato, Richard "Dick" Yamato, Mary Haruko (Ohashi) Yamato, unidentified, Joe Hirabayashi, unidentified, and George Okubo.
Silverware set (ddr-densho-442-172)
img Silverware set (ddr-densho-442-172)
Photograph of Wakaichi "Buck" Ohashi and Komatsu (Saito) Ohashi's 25th wedding silverware set.
Cake (ddr-densho-442-169)
img Cake (ddr-densho-442-169)
Photograph of Wakaichi "Buck" Ohashi and Komatsu (Saito) Ohashi's 25th wedding anniversary cake.
Anniversary party (ddr-densho-442-109)
img Anniversary party (ddr-densho-442-109)
Photograph of Frank Yamato and Mary Haruko (Ohashi) Yamato's wedding anniversary celebration. Front row identified from left to right: Martha Uyemura, and Judy Okubo. Middle row from left to right: Eddie Uyemura, Tama Uyemura, unidentified, Frank Yamato, Mary Haruko (Ohashi) Yamato, Martha Okubo, and Alice Hirabayashi. Back row from left to right: unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Richard …
Easter card from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-47)
doc Easter card from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-47)
Martha Morooka sends Violet Sell an Easter card and includes updates on her life and her family's life.
Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-46)
doc Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-46)
Martha Morooka writes to Violet Sell about Christmas gifts, a trip to Chicago, not returning to California, her job, and more.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-20)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-20)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about church happenings, updates on friends and family, Nisei men leaving for the Army Language School, rumors that Gila River will be turned into a camp for disabled soldiers, and more.
Letter from John Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-45)
doc Letter from John Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-45)
John Morooka writes to Violet Sell about Christmas candy, not returning to California, and with updates on friends and family.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 15 (April 11, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 15 (April 11, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-15)
Select article titles: "JACL protests Eisenhower pay plan" (p.1); "Snake River Chapter's nominee, Margaret Itami, crowned 1958 Miss National JACL; to reign at 15th Biennial convention" (p.1) Starting in Number 13, the volume number in the header changes from 46 to 26. This printing error is not corrected for the rest of the volume.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50 No. 7 (February 12, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50 No. 7 (February 12, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-7)
Select article titles: "JACL viewed as 'best insurance' against repeal of bitter prejudice of prewar eras" (p.1); "JACL Chapters urged to support Civil Rights Push" (p. 1); "Yamasaki named architect for Century 21 Exposition $3 1/2-million hall of science" (p.6)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
Christmas/Holiday edition of Pacific Citizen. Select article titles: "Watch the Sansei Generation" (p. A4); "Hawaii's Great Japanese Strike" (p. B1); "JACL Convention in World's Fair Atmosphere" (p. B18). The holiday issue included advertisements bought by JACL members and chapters that included personal addresses and phone numbers to better foster communications between Japanese American communities. These addresses …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 8 (August 19, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 8 (August 19, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-34)
Select article titles: "Emphasis on Japanese culture taking over Nisei Week Festival" (p.1); "Nisei urges U.S. supported group to fight communists in Japan" (p.8)
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