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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Kites (ddr-densho-258-188)
img Kites (ddr-densho-258-188)
A group photo of young people holding a multitude of kites, with wooden buildings and mountainous terrain in the background. Comment on back: "Grace. Anderson Dam."
The Catcher (ddr-densho-258-171)
img The Catcher (ddr-densho-258-171)
A woman in a catcher's pose with a baseball mitt, kneeling beside a house. Caption below: "Grace."
Pay Dirt (ddr-densho-258-189)
img Pay Dirt (ddr-densho-258-189)
A young person holds a kite reading "PAY DIRT." Comment on back: "Grace. Anderson Dam Idaho."
Fun in the snow (ddr-densho-258-170)
img Fun in the snow (ddr-densho-258-170)
A woman poses with a snowman. Caption above: "Grace."
Friends (ddr-densho-258-161)
img Friends (ddr-densho-258-161)
Two girls posing with their baby dolls on the grass.
Having a chat (ddr-densho-258-160)
img Having a chat (ddr-densho-258-160)
Two young girls talking while sitting outside on the grass.
Japanese Americans at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-279)
img Japanese Americans at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-279)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The reason why we were all [at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon] that summer was because along about 1929 [Masuo Yasui] developed an almost lethal case of lobar pneumonia [His wife, Shidzuyo] insisted that he quit work entirely and work on the business of getting well. To that end our whole family ...
Men and children with hiking sticks (ddr-densho-259-41)
img Men and children with hiking sticks (ddr-densho-259-41)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Toyoji Abe, Daiichi Takeoka, [Masuo Yasui], Kay, Ches and Min holding hiking sticks and posing on a very rocky field, Mt. Hood in the background it looks like the area around the old Cloud Cap Inn."
Party crossing Mosier Lake on a rowboat (ddr-densho-259-132)
img Party crossing Mosier Lake on a rowboat (ddr-densho-259-132)
Caption by Masuo Yasui: "On July 20th, 1924 Oak Grove Japanese hold a picnic at Yasui Bro[ther]'s Ranch at Mosier [Lake]. A party is ready to cross." Caption by Homer Yasui: "This was an undokai (a combination picnic and field day) which was/is a classical Japanese American festivity anywhere in the U.S. Dad has caption this ...
Letter from An American Mother to Rev. Wendell L. Miller, May 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-1)
doc Letter from An American Mother to Rev. Wendell L. Miller, May 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-1)
Vociferous indictment of the Ladies aid of the Methodist Church for holding a luncheon picnic for "Japanese leaving Santa Anita," and similar efforts, stating that such overtures to "entertain enemies of their native land" are "traitor[ous]" and "disgrace the good sense of American woman hood." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Japanese Americans at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-59)
img Japanese Americans at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-59)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The reason why we were all [at a cabin in Mosier, Oregon] that summer was because along about 1929 [Masuo Yasui] developed an almost lethal case of lobar pneumonia [His wife, Shidzuyo] insisted that he quit work entirely and work on the business of getting well. To that end our whole family ...
Four Nisei children on tricycles and wagons (ddr-densho-259-188)
img Four Nisei children on tricycles and wagons (ddr-densho-259-188)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Four little kids on various vehicles on a sloping sidewalk. From left to right, Roku [Yasui], Michi [Yasui], Rin Karasawa & Min[oru Yasui]. This was taken at the Karasawa home, which doubled as their laundry on Oak Street."
The summit of Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-36)
img The summit of Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-36)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This is the picture of the cabin on the summit of Mt. Hood, with a group of 8 mountain climbers off to one side."
Taking photographs on Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-18-89)
img Taking photographs on Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-18-89)
Willie Maebori (left) and Frank Natsuhara enjoy the view from Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park.
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.
Group standing by a waterfall (ddr-densho-18-75)
img Group standing by a waterfall (ddr-densho-18-75)
Left to right: Reverend Takahashi, Reverend Tokemura, Reverend Tofuku, and Mrs. Tofuku.
Hiking party outside a lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-17)
img Hiking party outside a lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon (ddr-densho-259-17)
Three men and three boys standing in front of what may be the Cloud Cap Inn Lodge in Cooper Spur, on the northwestern slope of Mount Hood in Oregon. The men are wearing canvas puttees and hiking shoes.
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."
Picnic at Columbia River Beach (ddr-densho-259-128)
img Picnic at Columbia River Beach (ddr-densho-259-128)
Caption by Masuo Yasui: "There gathered together some over 200 men, women and children at Columbia River Beach for Picnic on July 20th, 1924." Caption by Homer Yasui: "This was undoubtedly taken at one of the Hood River Undokai ['Sports Day']."
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."
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