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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.

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Children at the beach (ddr-densho-2-25)
img Children at the beach (ddr-densho-2-25)
Left to right: Emily Nishimura, Tom Nishimura, Ben Yorita, Rosemary Yorita holding Jimmie Nishimura, Tsune Yorita, and Hanni Nishimura.
Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes about Mrs. Yamasaki who she has run into at an event hosted by the Chicago Buddhist Church. Mrs. Yamasaki appears to be a former incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Matsushige Mats Ando (ddr-csujad-8-2)
doc Matsushige Mats Ando (ddr-csujad-8-2)
Oral history interview with Matsushige [Mats] Ando. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ando, Matsushige Mats
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hasegawa Family
Soldiers' Gathering (ddr-csujad-13-29)
img Soldiers' Gathering (ddr-csujad-13-29)
A group of soldiers appear to be gathered together amongst trees. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Beer Bust Nov 43," which would indicate this might be some sort of celebration or party. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_024
Relocation Opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (ddr-csujad-19-29)
doc Relocation Opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (ddr-csujad-19-29)
This document describes the relocation opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It also discusses the cost of living, medical and educational facilities in these regions. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-19_01
Social groups: creative writers, Caucasian-Japanese relationship, Mr. Cook, leadership (ddr-csujad-26-12)
doc Social groups: creative writers, Caucasian-Japanese relationship, Mr. Cook, leadership (ddr-csujad-26-12)
Report on a creative writers group including establishment, membership, meetings, purpose, and leadership. The group gathered weekly to critique each other's work for submittal to the Tulean Dispatch and outside publications. Describes the involvement, influence, and eventual tension with Mr. Cook and the writers group as an example of a "Caucasian-Japanese relationship" in the camp. Report ...
Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
doc Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including weather, social interactions, barracks noise, the desire to leave camp, prospect of discrimination, reflections on "one year since 'evacuation,'" and the journey to camp. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of ...
Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
doc Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
Report detailing the establishment of a recreation and community activities department including its organization, activities planning, personnel problems and conflicts, issues with structure and equipment, and a structural diagram of the community activities section. The report focuses on the place of recreation in the lives of incarcerees and the differences between Issei and Nisei leading to ...
People posing in snow (ddr-csujad-26-122)
img People posing in snow (ddr-csujad-26-122)
Photo of three Japanese Americans and four Caucasian people, including Robert Billigmeier, posing with snowballs and a dog. Related photo in sequence ucsb_mei_0070. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_091
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-38)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-38)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including classes, class discussions, assignments, grades, exams, homework and studying, interclass sports, graduation, dances, and a carnival fundraiser for yearbook. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected ...
Fashion show (ddr-csujad-26-127)
img Fashion show (ddr-csujad-26-127)
Two Japanese American women pose in front of an audience during a fashion show. Verso reads, "a fashion show." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_096
Chapter 11 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-36)
doc Chapter 11 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-36)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topic including a fundraising carnival, yearbooks, class subjects and discussions, sports, homework, books, and teachers. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were collected as part of a class assignment and used for the Japanese American ...
People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
img People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
People pose during what appears to be a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_111
Children playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-10)
img Children playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-10)
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.
Issei men playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-9)
img Issei men playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-9)
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.
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 a skiing trip (ddr-densho-15-18)
img Four men on a skiing trip (ddr-densho-15-18)
These skiers take time out for a roadside picnic. Left to right: Hiroshi Kanazawa, unidentified, Hiroshi Watanabe, and unidentified.
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-15-15)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-15)
Masaharu Kuroiwa of Troop 55 cooking a meal during an excursion to Mount Rainier.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-9)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-9)
Scouts at Silver Creek in the Cascade Mountains. Left to right: Bill Yorozu, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Masayoshi Uchimura.
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.
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