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.

Recreational activities (516)

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Women on Mt. Walker (ddr-densho-359-305)
img Women on Mt. Walker (ddr-densho-359-305)
Caption on this page of the album "'Up on Mount Walker' September '37". From left to right: Alice, Yonchan
Couples (ddr-densho-359-304)
img Couples (ddr-densho-359-304)
Caption on this page of the album "'Up on Mount Walker' September '37". The caption under the photograph in the album "Two happy couples". From left to right: Iwasa, Yonchan, Joe, Shigeko.
Issei men playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-9)
img Issei men playing a game at a community picnic (ddr-densho-13-9)
This picnic was sponsored by either a Japanese language school or a kenjinkai.
Four men on a skiing trip (ddr-densho-15-18)
img Four men on a skiing trip (ddr-densho-15-18)
These skiers take time out for a roadside picnic. Left to right: Hiroshi Kanazawa, unidentified, Hiroshi Watanabe, and unidentified.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-6)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-6)
Members of Boy Scout Troop 55, which was sponsored by the Japanese Methodist Church, camp out at Sand Island on the Cedar River. Front: Andy Shiga. Back (left to right): Hiroshi Watanabe, Hisaka Okamoto, and Hiroshi Kanazawa.
Duck hunters (ddr-densho-15-30)
img Duck hunters (ddr-densho-15-30)
Takeo Dozen (left) and Norio Mitsuoka after a duck hunt.
Picnic at a park (ddr-densho-16-21)
img Picnic at a park (ddr-densho-16-21)
Women pictured in foreground (left to right): Ayako Murakami (in sunglasses), Matsuyo Murakami, Masako Murakami.
Kagoshima Kenjinkai picnic (ddr-densho-20-17)
img Kagoshima Kenjinkai picnic (ddr-densho-20-17)
This is a men's dance group. The headbands are inscribed with the Shimazu family crest.
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.
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."
Seattle Buddhist Church picnic (ddr-densho-38-24)
img Seattle Buddhist Church picnic (ddr-densho-38-24)
Reverend Ishikawa playing a game at this picnic, which was held at Lincoln Park. (Identification on front of the photograph.)
Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-7)
img Japanese Americans hiking (ddr-densho-182-7)
Group outing to Mt. Rainier. Toyo Mimbu, Kan Maeda.
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