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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Nisei boys at the beach (ddr-densho-259-127)
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Caption by Homer Yasui: "[This is] the Columbia River beach at the [Yasui family's] Mosier farm, and Ches [Tsuyoshi Yasui] & Min[oru Yasui], and the 2 Kanemasu brothers, Kazuo and Wataru, are playing around in the water in their underwear."
Nisei children at the beach (ddr-densho-259-211)
img Nisei children at the beach (ddr-densho-259-211)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi and Roku [Yasui] wearing bathing suits, on the Columbia River beach at the Mosier farm."
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.
Children seated on grass at Point Defiance Zoo (ddr-densho-18-4)
img Children seated on grass at Point Defiance Zoo (ddr-densho-18-4)
Front: George Natsuhara. Back (left to right): Maryo Natsuhara, Izuru Watanabe, Kazuo Watanabe, Jack Natsuhara, and May Natsuhara.
Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-5-3)
vh Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-5-3)
Community life prewar: picnics, Japanese language school, church group

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead ...

Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-66-8)
vh Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-66-8)
Prewar recreational activities: gathering shellfish and mushrooms

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

George Nakata Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-29-3)
vh George Nakata Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-29-3)
Prewar community activities

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

George Azumano Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-32-5)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-32-5)
Prewar recreational activities and sports

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

George Azumano Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-32-6)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-32-6)
Attending dances

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

James Sakamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-3)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-3)
Prewar community activities: picnics, theater, baseball

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

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