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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Recreational activities (584)

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Group at beach (ddr-densho-359-819)
img Group at beach (ddr-densho-359-819)
The caption in the album is written in Japanese.
Beach gathering (ddr-densho-359-1598)
img Beach gathering (ddr-densho-359-1598)
Caption written in the album "At Golden Gardens Summer of 1946".
A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
img A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
Fourth of July festivities at Lincoln Park Beach.
Hatsekunai picnic (ddr-densho-353-225)
img Hatsekunai picnic (ddr-densho-353-225)
Captioned: The Hatsekunai dance group enjoying a picnic with friends and family."
A group of Furuya Company employees (ddr-densho-353-147)
img A group of Furuya Company employees (ddr-densho-353-147)
Furuya employees had a once-a-year company outing to the Furuya Resort House at Crystal Springs on Bainbridge Island.
Ladies' race in the park (ddr-densho-353-238)
img Ladies' race in the park (ddr-densho-353-238)
Captioned: "Enjoying a summer day at the park." A note on the back reads: "lighting a candle in a lantern."
Soldiers and women outside a bar (ddr-densho-201-63)
img Soldiers and women outside a bar (ddr-densho-201-63)
Two Japanese American soldiers posed with a woman outside a bar. Another woman looks on from the doorway.
Man and three children at riverside (ddr-densho-201-319)
img Man and three children at riverside (ddr-densho-201-319)
Japanese American man and three children at riverside. Caption on front: "White River Judo Picnic Lakota Beach Washington, 1928. Masao Yamashita, me, Thomas Hikida, Tatuo Yonetani."
Japanese American man lounging on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-282)
img Japanese American man lounging on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-282)
Caption on front: "Tom Harimoto 442nd Basketball Captain." Caption on post-it note in album: "Tom Harimoto, I Co. Honolulu, HI."
Soldiers and civilians outside American Red Cross Paramount Theatre (ddr-densho-201-166)
img Soldiers and civilians outside American Red Cross Paramount Theatre (ddr-densho-201-166)
Soldiers and civilians outside American Red Cross Paramount Theatre in Livorno, Italy.
Japanese American men on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-281)
img Japanese American men on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-281)
Caption on front: "Ah-! What a life-." Caption on post-it note in album: "Tom Harimoto, I Co. Honolulu, HI."
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