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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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Frank Yamasaki Interview II Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-131-8)
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Prewar leisure activities: theater performances, church picnics, sports
Satoru Ichikawa Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-236-7)
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Participating in Fresh Air Camp, a summer camp sponsored by the Buddhist church
Jim Akutsu Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-2-7)
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Ethnic diversity among friends growing up

Interview was conducted over two days because of delays caused by technical difficulties.

Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-76-16)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-76-16)
Dating and organized socials prewar

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Roy Nakagawa Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-358-15)
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Recreational activities with father: matsutake mushroom hunting, fishing

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.

Mas Akiyama Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-188-3)
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Memories of prewar Japanese community picnics

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Mas Akiyama Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-188-2)
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Attending elementary school and Japanese language school as a child

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-84-10)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-84-10)
Childhood memories: reading, picnics, and attending programs at the Nippon Kan Theatre

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

George Yamada Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-187-14)
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Recreational activities in high school: dances, amusement parks, fishing

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Mitsu Fukui Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-140-5)
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Activities in high school: joining clubs, attending Japanese language school
Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-378-10)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-378-10)
Prewar recreational 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.

Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview I Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-355-12)
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Activities as a young person: 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.

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