Japanese Obon Festival, sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Buddhist Church, August 2, 1981. Kaz Hombo and Paul Jonkuchi play for Japanese dancers. Robert and Betty Franklin Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

my beautiful purple valley!!! :) "Hello" from the San Fernando Valley postcard, circa late 1950s :: San Fernando Valley History

These fans, which bear the message, "I'M A FAN OF VALLEY CITYHOOD," were distributed by Valley VOTE during the 2002 campaign to create a new city out of the Los Angeles communities of the San Fernando Valley. Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Exterior view of the Cody Theater, located at 303 S. Brand Boulevard, San Fernando, 1923. The movie advertised on the theater's marquee is Grumpy (1923) starring prolific silent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, Theodore Roberts. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Japanese language school, Valley Japanese Community Center, early 1950s. The building, tables, and stools were built by the school children's fathers. The Japanese alphabet is visible to the right of the image. Valley Japanese Community Center. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Classical Japanese dance I loved dancing in the Japanese Obon Festival every summer since I was little

The yearly Undokai at Elysian Park was a day of fun and games, sporting events against other schools, circa 1950s. The banner in the picture symbolizes the winner for the day. Valley Japanese Community Center. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

View of San Fernando Valley from Summit, Topanga, circa 1937 postcard :: San Fernando Valley History. - Wow! have to find the location of my house from the 1958-1995.

Program for Biennial General Federation of Women's Club Memorial Service, Hollywood Bowl, June 8, 1924. Event co-sponsored by the various women's clubs of Los Angeles including the women's clubs of the San Fernando Valley. Canoga Park Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Syndicate Block, Owensmouth, circa 1920. This building was constructed by prominent investors in the San Fernando Valley. It is located on the southwest corner of Alabama and Sherman Way. This was the first commercial building constructed after the Owensmouth Station was built. Later, the building was known as the Arcade Building. The red car tracks are located in front of the building. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Vintage San Fernando Valley - Canoga Park, California, circa 1949

Advertisement for Peterson Dairy Farm at 9409 Farrolone Avenue in Chatsworth, California, circa 1966. Associated Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Stork and baby promotional plaque representing Owensmouth, the newest town in the San Fernando Valley, March 30, 1912. This plaque was given to prospective buyers by land developers on the opening day of land sales in Owensmouth. The new town was named Owensmouth in anticipation of the water being brought from the Owens Valley via the Los Angeles Aqueduct. In 1931, the town was renamed Canoga Park. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Cover of a city directory for Mission Hills, circa 1964. Features illustrations of the San Fernando Mission with the Santa Susana Mountains in the background. Directory contains information and advertisements for businesses, schools, churches and recreation in Mission Hills. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Official program for the Fiesta de la Mission San Fernando featuring Charles E. Pressley's Pageant "Prayer of the Padre" in six episodes, June 5-7, 1931. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Van Nuys Rotary-Gram newsletter, May 19, 1954. The Van Nuys Rotary Club was organized and chartered in 1925 to promote commerce and community service. This page of the weekly four-page newsletter, edited by Bruce Jones, features the Valley Municipal Building, the administrative center of the San Fernando Valley. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Japanese kid in #Happi ( Traditional Clothes ) for #Matsuri ( Japanese Traditional Festival ),#Japan.日本,祭り

Japanese dolls for the Girls' Festival

Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival At dusk paper lanterns were lit and floated for Japan's annual Obon Holiday. During Obon, ancestral spirits revisit their families for three days. Many Japanese will return home to pay their respects at grave-sites and often paper lanterns are lit and floated down the river to help guide the spirits. This year took on special significance as everyone remembered those lost in Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami disasters. 平和、ヒース、理解、繁栄

Japanese Obon - Buddhism culture

Pioneer Women's Club members, Edna Leetham in Mrs. McGroarty's Italian embroidered dress and Ethel Kramer in Grandma McReynolds white linen dress, circa 1930s. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.