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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James Sakamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-3)
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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.

George Nakata Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-29-3)
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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.

Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-66-8)
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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 Azumano Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-32-5)
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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)
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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.

Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-5-3)
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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 …

Kara Kondo Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-139-6)
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Community events in the Yakima valley: church services, sports, and cultural groups
Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-378-10)
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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.

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
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