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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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Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-8)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-8)
Troop 55 at Silver Creek in the Cascade Mountains. Left to right: Bill Yorozu, Hiroshi Watanabe, Norio Mitsuoka, Masayoshi Uchimura, and Hiroshi Kanazawa.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-12)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-12)
Top to bottom: Raybo Obazawa, Masayoshi "Mars" Uchimura, Hisaka "Sox" Okamoto, Hiroshi "Squeaky" Kanazawa, Hiroshi "Rosy" Watanabe, and Andy Shiga.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-10)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-10)
Members of Troop 55, sponsored by the Japanese Methodist Church in Seattle, hike at Silver Creek. Left to right: Hiroshi Watanabe, Norio Mitsuoka, Bill Yorozu, Masayoshi Uchimura, and Hiroshi Kanazawa.
Four men on mountain (ddr-densho-15-36)
img Four men on mountain (ddr-densho-15-36)
Left to right: Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Todd Fujihira, and Norio Mitsuoka.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-2)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-2)
Members of Troop 55 on a camping trip. Kneeling: Masahiko Bitow. Second row (left to right): Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Norio Mitsuoka, and Henry Itoi. Third row: unidentified and Nasuo Hashiguchi. Standing in back: Masayoshi Uchimura.
Duck hunters (ddr-densho-15-30)
img Duck hunters (ddr-densho-15-30)
Takeo Dozen (left) and Norio Mitsuoka after a duck hunt.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-1)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-1)
Bill Yorozu (left) and Hiroshi Watanabe, members of Boy Scout Troop 55, hike at Mission Lake.
Digging razor clams (ddr-densho-15-98)
img Digging razor clams (ddr-densho-15-98)
These women, known as the Hood River Maidens, are digging razor clams in the Long Beach area. The origin of the Hood River Maidens is unknown.
Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-9)
img Boy Scout camping trip (ddr-densho-15-9)
Scouts at Silver Creek in the Cascade Mountains. Left to right: Bill Yorozu, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Masayoshi Uchimura.
Two friends at a picnic (ddr-densho-16-18)
img Two friends at a picnic (ddr-densho-16-18)
Left to right: Fumiko Suyematsu, Ayako Murakami.
Taking photographs on Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-18-89)
img Taking photographs on Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-18-89)
Willie Maebori (left) and Frank Natsuhara enjoy the view from Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park.
Sightseeing at Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-18-90)
img Sightseeing at Mount Rainier (ddr-densho-18-90)
Mrs. Terada and her grandchildren at Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park.
Children seated on grass at Point Defiance Zoo (ddr-densho-18-4)
img Children seated on grass at Point Defiance Zoo (ddr-densho-18-4)
Front: George Natsuhara. Back (left to right): Maryo Natsuhara, Izuru Watanabe, Kazuo Watanabe, Jack Natsuhara, and May Natsuhara.
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