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.

Recreational activities (425)

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Family and friend at the beach (ddr-densho-2-31)
img Family and friend at the beach (ddr-densho-2-31)
Left to right: Patsy Yorita, Peggie Yorita, and Emily Nishimura holding Jimmie Yorita at Des Moines beach.
At the seaside (ddr-densho-258-166)
img At the seaside (ddr-densho-258-166)
Families enjoying a picnic on the beach. Caption below: "Takedas & Katos at seaside."
Twins (ddr-densho-258-181)
img Twins (ddr-densho-258-181)
Two young girls holding hands in a park. Children ride a merry-go-round behind them. Caption below: "Carol & Cathy Saito."
Lounging on the beach (ddr-densho-258-111)
img Lounging on the beach (ddr-densho-258-111)
A man and a woman lying on towels on a beach. Another person is present. Caption below: "1954 At Seaside."
Community picnic (ddr-densho-13-4)
img Community picnic (ddr-densho-13-4)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Footrace, community picnic (ddr-densho-13-6)
img Footrace, community picnic (ddr-densho-13-6)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Classical dance performance (ddr-densho-13-15)
img Classical dance performance (ddr-densho-13-15)
This dance performance took place at the Nippon Kan Theatre in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) area.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-2)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-2)
Members of Troop 55 on a camping trip. Kneeling: Masahiko Bitow. Second row (left to right): Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Norio Mitsuoka, and Henry Itoi. Third row: unidentified and Nasuo Hashiguchi. Standing in back: Masayoshi Uchimura.
Salvation Army fresh air camp (ddr-densho-15-4)
img Salvation Army fresh air camp (ddr-densho-15-4)
Front (left to right): (first name unknown) Kinomoto, unidentified, Hiroo Yoshiro, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, and (first name unknown) Miyauchi. Back: Raybo Obazawa, Stan Karikomi, Julius Fujihara, Hajime (last name unknown), Bob Nakasone, Nobi (?) Suyama, and Andy Shiga.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-1)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-1)
Bill Yorozu (left) and Hiroshi Watanabe, members of Boy Scout Troop 55, hike at Mission Lake.
Issei and Nisei on Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-216)
img Issei and Nisei on Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-216)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Hood River Japanese friends in front of the old Cloud Cap Inn at Mt. Hood, at the foot of Cooper Spur."
Issei and Nisei on Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-220)
img Issei and Nisei on Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-220)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of Hood River Japanese friends in front of the old Cloud Cap Inn at Mt. Hood, at the foot of Cooper Spur."
Seattle Buddhist Church picnic (ddr-densho-38-21)
img Seattle Buddhist Church picnic (ddr-densho-38-21)
Reverend Y. Shimizu issuing prizes at the Seattle Buddhist Church picnic. (Identification on front of the photograph.)
Seattle Buddhist Church picnic (ddr-densho-38-22)
img Seattle Buddhist Church picnic (ddr-densho-38-22)
This picnic was held at Lincoln Park. Back row (left to right): unidentified, Molly Fukutani, and Harue Mori. The child in front is unidentified.
Family digging clams on Puget Sound (ddr-densho-39-1)
img Family digging clams on Puget Sound (ddr-densho-39-1)
Clam digging was a favorite pastime for Seattle's Japanese American community. This is the Takakoshi family. Left to right: Fumiko, Sumijiro, Katsumi and Shizuko Takakoshi.
Issei on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-9)
img Issei on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-9)
Two Issei men near Gibraltar Rock on Mt. Rainier.
Group gathering at the beach (ddr-densho-136-7)
img Group gathering at the beach (ddr-densho-136-7)
Back row (L to R): Chuck Kambe, Henry Shimizu, Teruo Tada, Aya Tanagi, Satoko Abe, Toshiko Fukano, George Fukano. Front row (L to R): Kaun Abe, Nobuo Tanagi, Mae Shimizu, George Tanagi, Sayo Tanagi, Ko Abe, Mac Sasaki.
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