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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Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-128-43)
img Fourth of July parade (ddr-densho-128-43)
A Fourth of July parade down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Parade float (ddr-densho-13-47)
img Parade float (ddr-densho-13-47)
This Japanese Chamber of Commerce float was readied for the Potlatch parade. Front (left to right): unidentified, Mr. Sawada, Mr. Uyeminami, and Kinzo Asaba. On the float (left to right): unidentified, Teruko (last name unknown), unidentified, Mariko Mukai, Ms. Kihara, and Kazuko Itoi.
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.
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.
Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-160)
img Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-160)
The Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (birth of Shinran Shonin).
Altar with Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-159)
img Altar with Shinran statue for the Gotan-e service (ddr-sbbt-6-159)
The Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple's altar for the Gotan-e service (birth of Shinran Shonin).
Letter from Helen Boyd to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-56)
doc Letter from Helen Boyd to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-56)
A letter from Helen Boyd, Executive Director of the Seattle-King County Council Camp Fire Girls, accepting the Seattle Buddhist Church's (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) invitation to to a Welcome Banquet in honor of Lord Abbot Kosho A. Ohtani and Lady Yoshiko Ohtani.
Fiftieth anniversary group photograph (ddr-sbbt-6-36)
img Fiftieth anniversary group photograph (ddr-sbbt-6-36)
Group photograph outside the Collins Field House for a 50th anniversary celebration.
Letter from Consul General and Mrs. Shigemi Hayashida to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-55)
doc Letter from Consul General and Mrs. Shigemi Hayashida to the Seattle Buddhist Church (ddr-sbbt-6-55)
A letter from the Consul General of Japan and his wife, Mrs. Shigemi Hayashida, accepting the Seattle Buddhist Church's (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) invitation to a Welcome Banquet in honor of Lord Abbot Kosho A. Ohtani and Lady Yoshiko Ohtani.
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