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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Buried in the Sand (ddr-one-1-608)
img Buried in the Sand (ddr-one-1-608)
Black and white photographic negative of Aki (Shiraishi) Dong's legs buried in the sand at a beach trip planned by the Sorelles (a high school social club). Behind her are parked cars with unidentified Nisei walking by.
Dance (ddr-one-1-103)
img Dance (ddr-one-1-103)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified couples sitting on a long bench along the wall at a dance.
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Penny pitch (ddr-one-1-89)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Penny pitch (ddr-one-1-89)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). Young men pitching pennies. Left to right: Ko Hirata, Thomas "Tom" Fujita, Ko Tambara, Frank Furukawa Jr.
Sitting on a wall (ddr-one-1-583)
img Sitting on a wall (ddr-one-1-583)
Black and white photographic print of four Nisei sitting on a wall next to a parked car, two additional Nisei are standing. From left to right: Shig Oka, Betty Nakashimada, Alice (Matsumoto) Ando, Frank Hirahara, Misty (Kiyomura) Takeoka, and Shig Yuzuriha. For negative, please see ONLC 4864 (ddr-one-1-636).
Multnomah Falls (ddr-one-1-578)
img Multnomah Falls (ddr-one-1-578)
Black and white photographic negative of Multnomah Falls and parking lot for Multnomah Falls' visitors
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-86)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-86)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). Prizes laid out in foreground surrounded by bingo players. Background has other games with players out front including: Penny Pitch, Balloon Darts, and Nickel Toss. Bingo players from left to right: Mieko Fujita, Shiz ...
Dance (ddr-one-1-350)
img Dance (ddr-one-1-350)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified couples dancing in front of large windows with blinds drawn.
Multnomah Falls (ddr-one-1-581)
img Multnomah Falls (ddr-one-1-581)
Black and white photographic negative of Multnomah Falls and parking lot for Multnomah Falls' visitors.
Buried in the Sand (ddr-one-1-607)
img Buried in the Sand (ddr-one-1-607)
Black and white photographic negative of Aki (Shiraishi) Dong's legs buried in the sand at a beach trip planned by the Sorelles (a high school social club). In the background, three Nisei playing with a beach ball, on the far right is Rose Namba on the far left is Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba and the girl ...
Through the tunnel (ddr-one-1-579)
img Through the tunnel (ddr-one-1-579)
Black and white photographic negative of a man and two young girls walking through a tiled tunnel at Multnomah Falls. For print please see ONLC 4779 (ddr-one-1-582).
Through the tunnel (ddr-one-1-582)
img Through the tunnel (ddr-one-1-582)
Black and white photographic print of a man and two young girls walking through a tiled tunnel at Multnomah Falls. For negative please see ONLC 4548 (ddr-one-1-579).
Frank Hirahara at Multnomah Falls (ddr-one-1-576)
img Frank Hirahara at Multnomah Falls (ddr-one-1-576)
Black and white photographic negative of Frank C. Hirahara standing behind he Multnomah Falls sign with a waterfall in the background.
Dance (ddr-one-1-100)
img Dance (ddr-one-1-100)
Black and white photographic negative of couples dancing together at an informal dance, possibly a Sorelles (a high school social group) event. Women seated along wall from left to right: Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, May (Ebihara) Gelfand, Betty Ishida, Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, and Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko. Dancing on the far left is Betty Nakashimada and ...
Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-88)
img Indoor Carnival Fundraiser- Bingo (ddr-one-1-88)
Black and white photographic negative of an indoor carnival fundraiser possibly hosted by the Sorelles or Adelphons (Japanese American young women's groups). People sitting and playing bingo, watchers stand behind. Sitting left to right: Joe Namba, Nobi Saito, Henry "Wimpy" Kawata, George Kasahara, Terry Mishiro, Diane (Ando) Harder, and Minoru "Bob" Ando. Standing in front of ...
Walk along the Creek (ddr-one-1-580)
img Walk along the Creek (ddr-one-1-580)
Black and white photographic negative of a man and woman walking along a paved path next to the river the Multnomah Falls feed.
Record DJ (ddr-one-1-97)
img Record DJ (ddr-one-1-97)
Black and white photographic negative of Jayne (Katada) Furukawa at a record table with 78 rpm records. She and Oscar Murahashi are exchanging a record.
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-93)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-93)
Color photograph of four people fishing along the Columbia River.
Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-91)
img Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-91)
Color photograph of Japanese woman wearing a long tan coat holding up recently caught fish.
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-98)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-98)
Color photograph of three people fishing on the Columbia River. A woman in a long tan coat is crouching in the center of the photo.
Japanese women (ddr-one-3-90)
img Japanese women (ddr-one-3-90)
Color Polaroid photograph of two Japanese women (one wearing a long tan coat, the other a striped vest) holding up recently caught fish.
Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-97)
img Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-97)
Color photograph of a Japanese woman in a long tan coat holding recently caught fishes, with her left arm higher than her right.
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-94)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-94)
Color photograph of a Japanese woman wearing a long tan coat holding a fishing pole while fishing along the Columbia River.
George Kida and woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-99)
img George Kida and woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-99)
Color photograph of a Japanese woman wearing a long tan coat and George Kida both holding recently caught fish.
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-92)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-92)
Color photograph of a group of nine people fishing along the Columbia River.
Girls at Japanese dance class (ddr-densho-34-159)
img Girls at Japanese dance class (ddr-densho-34-159)
Traditional Japanese dance lessons were taught to the girls in the community at the local Japanese Hall. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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