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)

425 items
Issei couple holding fish (ddr-densho-2-32)
img Issei couple holding fish (ddr-densho-2-32)
Kumataro (left) and Kadju Nishimura holding perch and rock cod caught near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington.
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.
Four men on mountain (ddr-densho-15-36)
img Four men on mountain (ddr-densho-15-36)
Left to right: Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Todd Fujihira, and Norio Mitsuoka.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-11)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-11)
Boy Scout Troop 55, sponsored by Seattle's Japanese Methodist Church, on a camping trip. Left to right: Bill Yorozu, Masayoshi Uchimura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, and Norio Mitsuoka.
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.
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.
Grocery store owners' picnic (ddr-densho-20-14)
img Grocery store owners' picnic (ddr-densho-20-14)
Japanese American grocers and their families gathered for this picnic at Jackson Park in Seattle, Washington. The picnic included dancing. Left to right: unidentified, Marianne Okawa, May Tsutsumoto, and unidentified.
Japanese Americans on horseback on a mountain (ddr-densho-259-184)
img Japanese Americans on horseback on a mountain (ddr-densho-259-184)
Japanese Americans on horseback on the Cloud Cap trailhead on Mount Hood, Oregon.
Gathering seaweed on the beach (ddr-densho-34-65)
img Gathering seaweed on the beach (ddr-densho-34-65)
Families harvest fresh seaweed for sushi at Pleasant Beach during a social gathering. An unknown game is in progress.
Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-35)
img Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-35)
Group outing to Mt. Rainier. Mimbu, Ouchi, Maeda families, (Tanakas?).
Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-39)
img Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-39)
Group outing to Mt. Rainier. Mimbu, Ouchi, Maeda families, (Tanakas?).
Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-10)
img Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-10)
Group outing to Mt. Rainier. Mimbu, Ouchi, Maeda families (Tanakas?).
Group of Issei hiking (ddr-densho-182-18)
img Group of Issei hiking (ddr-densho-182-18)
Group of Issei hiking on Mt. Rainier. Toyo and Teruzo Mimbu, Ouchi.
Japanese Americans boating (ddr-densho-182-117)
img Japanese Americans boating (ddr-densho-182-117)
Picture possibly taken at Green Lake, Seattle, Washington. Mimbus with Bill?
Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-11)
img Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-11)
Group outing to Mt. Rainier. Toyo Mimbu, Kan Maeda.
API