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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Automobile race (ddr-densho-35-184)
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This automobile is racing up Queen Anne Hill as part of Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival.
Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-251)
img Soldiers marching in parade (ddr-densho-35-251)
Seattle residents watch as soldiers march by during the Golden Potlatch parade.
Parade float (ddr-densho-35-231)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-35-231)
Japanese American children aboard a float in Seattle's Golden Potlatch festival of 1911.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-16)
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This Bon Odori dance festival was held on Main Street.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-19)
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Front, left to right: Janet Okamoto, Ruby Suyama, Irene Yamauchi, Ben Yanagimoto, and unidentified. Back, left to right: Kiyo Harada, Mary Yoshijima, Fusaye Yokoyama, May Shimbo, Kanichi Iwami, Fumiko Uyeda Groves, Kiki Hagimori, and Sachi Iwami.
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-17)
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The Bon Odori festival was held on Main Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi area. These dancers are dressed as the forty-seven ronin (masterless samurai). The story of the forty-seven ronin is famous in Japan. The story of the forty-seven ronin has been made into numerous movies in Japan. Lord Asano, the samurai's master, was forced to commit …
Bon Odori (ddr-densho-38-18)
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Bon Odori is an annual Japanese American community festival held outside the Seattle Buddhist Temple at 1427 South Main Street.
Children's Christmas party (ddr-densho-114-466)
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This Christmas party was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse.
Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-128-43)
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A Fourth of July parade down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade (ddr-densho-128-91)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-91)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade (ddr-densho-128-90)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-90)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade (ddr-densho-128-89)
img Parade (ddr-densho-128-89)
This parade went down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
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