Recreational activities

Japanese American communities organized group social activities such as family picnics and outings to the beach or to parks when the demands of work allowed. These activities gave hardworking families the chance to spend leisure time with their friends and neighbors.

Community activities (560)
Recreational activities (406)
Sports (192)
Badminton (1)
Baseball (67)
Basketball (44)
Bowling (56)
Boxing (2)
Fishing (45)
Football (26)
Golf (5)
Judo (8)
Kendo (3)
Soccer (1)
Softball (5)
Sumo (6)
Swimming (9)
Tennis (7)
Weight lifting
Wrestling (5)
Go (1)
Mushroom picking (2)
Picnics (61)

406 items
Family outing (ddr-densho-113-47)
img Family outing (ddr-densho-113-47)
This family is standing on the steps of the Seattle Art Museum in Volunteer Park. Second row, far left: Ayako Uyeda.
Hiking on Mt. Baker (ddr-densho-124-26)
img Hiking on Mt. Baker (ddr-densho-124-26)
These Issei are carving their names into a tree on Mt. Baker.
Lotus group camping trip (ddr-densho-128-4)
img Lotus group camping trip (ddr-densho-128-4)
Lotus group members on camping trip at North Beach in Seattle. Lotus was an association of young members of Seattle's Buddhist Church.
Footrace, community picnic (ddr-densho-13-8)
img Footrace, community picnic (ddr-densho-13-8)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Women in front of roller coaster (ddr-densho-136-25)
img Women in front of roller coaster (ddr-densho-136-25)
Nisei friends standing in front of the "Big Dipper" Rollercoaster at the Playland Amusement Park, located in the Bitter Lake neighborhood at North 132nd and Aurora Avenue. Many Green Lake Japanese Association and Seinenkai (Young People's Club) activities were held there in addition to Seattle's Japan Day celebrations. (L to R): Ruth Nishino, Yuri ...
Picnic at Rolling Beach (ddr-densho-134-23)
img Picnic at Rolling Beach (ddr-densho-134-23)
The Green Lake Association brought the Japanese American community together for frequent social gatherings.
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-88)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-88)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). People sitting and playing bingo, watchers stand behind. Sitting left to right: Joe Namba, Nobi Saito, Henry "Wimpy" Kawata, George Kasahara, Terry Mishiro, Diane (Ando) Harder, and Minoru "Bob" Ando. Standing in front ...
Dance (ddr-one-1-101)
img Dance (ddr-one-1-101)
Black and white photographic negative of a room full of unidentified couples dancing together at an informal dance.
Dance (ddr-one-1-98)
img Dance (ddr-one-1-98)
Black and white photographic negative of two unidentified couples dancing together at an informal dance, possibly a Sorelles (a high school social group) event.
Oregon Buddhist Church Talent Show (ddr-one-1-338)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Talent Show (ddr-one-1-338)
Five unidentified girls have their faces painted black and are dressed up in large white gloves and patched jeans. Appear to be performing a tap dance at the annual talent show hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple).
George Kida and woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-99)
img George Kida and woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-99)
Color photograph of a Japanese woman wearing a long tan coat and George Kida both holding recently caught fish.
Sightseeing at Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-18-90)
img Sightseeing at Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-18-90)
Mrs. Terada and her grandchildren at Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park.
Digging razor clams (ddr-densho-15-98)
img Digging razor clams (ddr-densho-15-98)
These women, known as the Hood River Maidens, are digging razor clams in the Long Beach area. The origin of the Hood River Maidens is unknown.