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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Children at the beach (ddr-densho-2-25)
img Children at the beach (ddr-densho-2-25)
Left to right: Emily Nishimura, Tom Nishimura, Ben Yorita, Rosemary Yorita holding Jimmie Nishimura, Tsune Yorita, and Hanni Nishimura.
Three children holding perch (ddr-densho-2-13)
img Three children holding perch (ddr-densho-2-13)
Patsy (left) and Jimmie Yorita (right) hold perch they have just caught with their neighbor.
Family and friend at the beach (ddr-densho-2-31)
img Family and friend at the beach (ddr-densho-2-31)
Left to right: Patsy Yorita, Peggie Yorita, and Emily Nishimura holding Jimmie Yorita at Des Moines beach.
Issei couple holding fish (ddr-densho-2-32)
img Issei couple holding fish (ddr-densho-2-32)
Kumataro (left) and Kadju Nishimura holding perch and rock cod caught near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington.
Gii and hikers (ddr-densho-357-196)
img Gii and hikers (ddr-densho-357-196)
Giichi Yoshioka and three young boys hike the Green Valley Falls Trail. Hanako Yoshioka's caption: "On the way home from the falls."
Gii and Niig (ddr-densho-357-190)
img Gii and Niig (ddr-densho-357-190)
Left to right: Giichi Yoshioka and Niig Mitoma hike in Green Valley. Hanako Yoshioka's caption: "Gii's leaning post."
Mary and Yukie (ddr-densho-357-194)
img Mary and Yukie (ddr-densho-357-194)
Mary and Yukie hike on the Green Valley Falls Trail. Left to right: Mary Mitoma, Yukie Yoshioka.
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-208)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-208)
Photographed is "__ spirit of youth" float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_013
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-216)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-216)
Photographed is a float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_021
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-204)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-204)
Photographed is California's playland float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_009
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-212)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-212)
Photographed is a float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_017
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-205)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-205)
Photographed is a float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_010
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-217)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-217)
Photographed is a float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_022
Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-218)
img Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-218)
A photograph of the Rose Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_023
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-211)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-211)
Photographed is "Humboldt County" float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_016
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-207)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-207)
Photographed is "Rosalie" float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_012
Photographs of Dagmar Quarnstrom and Thelma McBride posing in kimonos (ddr-csujad-47-325)
img Photographs of Dagmar Quarnstrom and Thelma McBride posing in kimonos (ddr-csujad-47-325)
Photographs of Dagmar Quarnstrom and Thelma McBride posing in kimonos. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0481
Termination notice, Form WRA-114, Al Tsukamoto (ddr-csujad-55-3)
doc Termination notice, Form WRA-114, Al Tsukamoto (ddr-csujad-55-3)
Termination of Alfred Tsukamoto's job in the Community Services Section of "Jerome Relocation Center." Payroll title was "Recreation Activities" and rate of pay was $19.00. Form WRA-114. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_00004
49th Annual Tournament of Roses (ddr-csujad-42-209)
img 49th Annual Tournament of Roses (ddr-csujad-42-209)
Tow men are carrying a banner for 49th Annual Tournament of Roses in the Rose Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_014
Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-215)
img Float in the Rose Parade (ddr-csujad-42-215)
Photographed is a float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_020
Early Issei women with their children at a social gathering (ddr-csujad-55-2213)
img Early Issei women with their children at a social gathering (ddr-csujad-55-2213)
Black and white photograph of a group of Issei women, one man, and children in formal dress at a social gathering. Pictured from left to right (children sitting on lawn): Susuma Jimba, Harry Yoshida, (first row): Reverend and Mrs. Yoshida, standing next to her is Esther Miwa, standing on right end is Mrs. Kambara with her …
Snow covered Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-404-79)
img Snow covered Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-404-79)
A view of snow covered Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park.
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