Bon Odori: Buddhist festival of the dead, which honors ancestors.

hakujin: Caucasian(s), white(s).

Issei(s): First generation Japanese immigrant(s) in America.

mochi-tsuki: Rice cake making.

Nisei: American born children of Japanese immigrants; second generation Japanese American.

oshōgatsu: New Year.

Sansei: American born grandchildren of Japanese immigrants; third generation Japanese Americans.

sukiyaki: A Japanese dish of thinly sliced meat, onions, and other vegetables cooked quickly, often at table, with soy sauce, sake, sugar, etc.