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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Beach outing (ddr-densho-391-30)
img Beach outing (ddr-densho-391-30)
Photograph of several families at a beaching outing on Terminal Island. Standing on the far right is Kiyoko (Maeda) Yoshioka holding a friend's child.
Beach outing (ddr-densho-391-29)
img Beach outing (ddr-densho-391-29)
Photograph of several families at a beaching outing on Terminal Island. Seated on the far left holding a child is Kiyoko (Maeda) Yoshioka holding her daughter Hatsuko Yoshioka.
Beach outing (ddr-densho-391-31)
img Beach outing (ddr-densho-391-31)
Photograph of several families at a beaching outing on Terminal Island. Standing on the far right is Kiyoko (Maeda) Yoshioka holding a friend's child.
Two girls on swings (ddr-densho-383-96)
img Two girls on swings (ddr-densho-383-96)
Written on album page below photograph: "Mary Bump, Mary Holden '28". The girls were likely classmates of George Tokuda in Mukilteo.
Four men at Mount Rainier National Park (ddr-densho-383-349)
img Four men at Mount Rainier National Park (ddr-densho-383-349)
Mr. Takahashi, Mr. Tokuda, Mr. Kitamura, Mr. Tanabe. Written on album page below photograph: "Mt. Rainier Park '31".
Two men hiking in snow (ddr-densho-383-134)
img Two men hiking in snow (ddr-densho-383-134)
Left to right: Toshimi Nishimura and George Tokuda. Written on album page below photograph: "Climbin' at Orca".
Presbyterian Picnic (ddr-densho-383-201)
img Presbyterian Picnic (ddr-densho-383-201)
Written on album page below photograph: "Presbyterian CE Picnic 1932. Kim Takehara, Marion Nakagawa, Toots Yamamoto, 'Ted Lewis' Matsuda".
Mr. Fujita and others on boardwalk (ddr-densho-383-335)
img Mr. Fujita and others on boardwalk (ddr-densho-383-335)
Written on album page below photograph: "Fujita-san, Our boss '31".
Six men hiking in snow (ddr-densho-383-339)
img Six men hiking in snow (ddr-densho-383-339)
Written on album page below photograph: "Orca, AAA".
Four men in grass (ddr-densho-383-150)
img Four men in grass (ddr-densho-383-150)
Group includes George Tokuda (top left) and Dick Horita (bottom left).
Three men in rowboat on lake (ddr-densho-383-181)
img Three men in rowboat on lake (ddr-densho-383-181)
Lake Glendawn Park, currently known as Five Mile Lake Park. Written on album page below photograph: "Toshimi-Kenny-William-Lake Glendawn". Likely Toshimi Nishimura, Kenny Nakatani, and William Takahashi.
Two men with dog resting on hillside (ddr-densho-383-63)
img Two men with dog resting on hillside (ddr-densho-383-63)
Left to right: Takashi Matsumoto and Lefty Yamaguchi. "Orca Alaska '31".
Two men after hunting (ddr-densho-383-56)
img Two men after hunting (ddr-densho-383-56)
Left to right: Takashi Matsumoto and Lefty Yamaguchi.
Men hiking up snowy mountain (ddr-densho-383-54)
img Men hiking up snowy mountain (ddr-densho-383-54)
Bob Higashida is second from left. Lefty Yamaguchi is third from right.
Yash Takahashi without clothes on beach (ddr-densho-383-170)
img Yash Takahashi without clothes on beach (ddr-densho-383-170)
Written on album page below photograph: "'Tarzan' Nature in the Raw - Yash Takahashi". Printed and pasted on top of photograph: "The Height of Futility: Playing strip poker in a nudist colony." William "Yash" Takahashi was a University of Washington graduate in 1937. He was on the debate team and a member of the Japanese Students …
Two men hiking in snow (ddr-densho-383-195)
img Two men hiking in snow (ddr-densho-383-195)
Toshimi Nishimura and George Tokuda. Written on album page below photograph: "Tosh and I".
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