Holidays and festivals

Striving to maintain normal lives, Japanese Americans held holiday celebrations and festivals inside the concentration camps. Whether decorating mess halls during the Christmas holiday as part of a camp-wide competition or participating in parades to celebrate the harvest of crops from their own gardens, the Japanese Americans demonstrated their resourcefulness and resilience.

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Letter  from the Masudas to Mrs. Charles Gates (ddr-densho-211-7)
doc Letter from the Masudas to Mrs. Charles Gates (ddr-densho-211-7)
Letter on a single sheet of paper, folded into quarters, from the Masudas in Poston.
Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates (ddr-densho-211-8)
doc Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates (ddr-densho-211-8)
Letter from the Morishitas telling about their Christmas in Minidoka.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-39)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-39)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about the Christmas holiday, issues with Midori, a visit from Martha, upcoming wedding plans, and more.
Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-23)
doc Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-23)
Martha Morooka writes to Violet Sell about Christmas gifts, her job in the tuberculosis ward, a murder that took place in camp, and a request for clothes.
Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-32)
doc Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-32)
Martha Morooka writes to Violet Sell about Violet's health, a visit from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Easter celebrations, school plans, and more.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-21)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-21)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about Christmas celebrations and discusses money owed for items Violet and her father sent to Amy.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-22)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-22)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about the recent holidays, feeling sick with Valley Fever, her new job, being encouraged to leave camp, and encloses a Christmas program.
Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-10-16)
img Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-10-16)
Minidoka's Block 28 1st prize for Christmas decoration.
Book of 70th Anniversary of Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-446-455)
doc Book of 70th Anniversary of Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-446-455)
The Japanese Congregational Church's 70th Anniversary coincided with the 100th Anniversary of the Japanese Christian Mission in North America. This book traces the history of JCC within the larger setting of national and local events, and some of the photos and narratives may be of interest. Ai Chih Tsai was pastor at JCC from 1948 to …
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 42 (December 14, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-44)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 42 (December 14, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-44)
Selected article titles: "Renunciation: Queries on Procedure Answered by Burling" (pp. 1-2) and "Mess Operations Festival: Division to Select Queen; Nominations Open Today" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 14 (April 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-63)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 14 (April 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-63)
Selected article titles: "Stop List Interviews, Deportation Hearings Being Conducted Here" (pp. 1-2), "Center's End of Year Population Figures Given" (p. 1), "Four Violators Plead Guilty at Project Trials" (p. 2), and "Hana Matsuri: Center Buddhist Churches to Hold Gotanye Services" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 1: New Year Edition (January 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-46)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 1: New Year Edition (January 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-46)
Selected article titles: "WRA Reiterates Leave Eligibility of Evacuees" (p. 3), "Soldier's Kin to Receive Priority" (p. 4), and "Torment: A Pre-Evacuation Story" (p. 12).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 18 (May 4, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-67)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 18 (May 4, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-67)
Selected article titles: "Baseball Season Opens Tomorrow: Director to Throw First Ball" (p. 1), "War Dept.: 442nd Makes Big Gains in Italy" (pp. 1-2), "Center Firemen Help Quell Tule Lake Fire" (p. 1), and "'May Day' Set for This Sunday" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 6 (April 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-11)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 6 (April 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-11)
Selected article titles: "Co-ordinators Tender Resignations: Return to Normal State Given Reason for Action" (p. 1, 3), "H. Black Quells Segregation and Repatriation Rumors" (p. 1, 4), "Reserve Corps Status Defined" (p. 1), and "Fiscal Section Reveals 5011 Colonists on WRA Payroll" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 17 (June 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-24)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 17 (June 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-24)
Selected article titles: "Army Trial to Decide Okamoto Case Outcome" (p. 1), "Reporters Reveal Story on Tule Lake Farm Area" (pp. 2, 4), and "Ondo Practices in Preparation for 'Obonye'" (p. 3).
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