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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Japanese American man lounging on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-282)
img Japanese American man lounging on Hawaiian beach (ddr-densho-201-282)
Caption on front: "Tom Harimoto 442nd Basketball Captain." Caption on post-it note in album: "Tom Harimoto, I Co. Honolulu, HI."
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 76 (September 23, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-245)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 76 (September 23, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-245)
"Prexy Takagi Heads Seattle Group to Eleventh Biennial National JACL Confab in Chicago Sept. 28-Oct. 2" (p. 1), "Five Nisei Pilots Eye Chicago as Final Landing Place; Ohye's Race Will Begin This Sunday" (p. 1).
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-98)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-98)
Color photograph of three people fishing on the Columbia River. A woman in a long tan coat is crouching in the center of the photo.
Japanese women (ddr-one-3-90)
img Japanese women (ddr-one-3-90)
Color Polaroid photograph of two Japanese women (one wearing a long tan coat, the other a striped vest) holding up recently caught fish.
Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-97)
img Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-97)
Color photograph of a Japanese woman in a long tan coat holding recently caught fishes, with her left arm higher than her right.
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-94)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-94)
Color photograph of a Japanese woman wearing a long tan coat holding a fishing pole while fishing along the Columbia River.
George Kida and woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-99)
img George Kida and woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-99)
Color photograph of a Japanese woman wearing a long tan coat and George Kida both holding recently caught fish.
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-92)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-92)
Color photograph of a group of nine people fishing along the Columbia River.
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-93)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-93)
Color photograph of four people fishing along the Columbia River.
Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-91)
img Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-91)
Color photograph of Japanese woman wearing a long tan coat holding up recently caught fish.
Letter from An American Mother to Rev. Wendell L. Miller, May 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-1)
doc Letter from An American Mother to Rev. Wendell L. Miller, May 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-1)
Vociferous indictment of the Ladies aid of the Methodist Church for holding a luncheon picnic for "Japanese leaving Santa Anita," and similar efforts, stating that such overtures to "entertain enemies of their native land" are "traitor[ous]" and "disgrace the good sense of American woman hood." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
People posing in snow (ddr-csujad-26-122)
img People posing in snow (ddr-csujad-26-122)
Photo of three Japanese Americans and four Caucasian people, including Robert Billigmeier, posing with snowballs and a dog. Related photo in sequence ucsb_mei_0070. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_091
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-38)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-38)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including classes, class discussions, assignments, grades, exams, homework and studying, interclass sports, graduation, dances, and a carnival fundraiser for yearbook. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected …
Memorandum to Mr. E.R. Smith, Project Director from Morton J. Gaba, re: Community Activities Section report, July 21-August 21, 1942 (ddr-csujad-26-29)
doc Memorandum to Mr. E.R. Smith, Project Director from Morton J. Gaba, re: Community Activities Section report, July 21-August 21, 1942 (ddr-csujad-26-29)
Memo to camp director of the development of the Community Activities Section regarding the selection and development of staff; designing, building, and equipping of recreation halls and play fields; and the planning and initial development of program. Includes a list of activities with attendance counts. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
doc Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including movies, dances, dissatisfaction with recreation, family dynamics, desire to leave camp, cultural and generational differences, and weather. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for the …
Recreation: dances (ddr-csujad-26-22)
doc Recreation: dances (ddr-csujad-26-22)
Report includes case-studies of dances, chronicles specific situations and observations of social interactions between men, women, and between incarcerees from California and the Northwest. Subject headings include: "significance of dances, group characteristics, group ways, sectionalism, the battle against stags, and block 25 dance." Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study …
Fashion show (ddr-csujad-26-127)
img Fashion show (ddr-csujad-26-127)
Two Japanese American women pose in front of an audience during a fashion show. Verso reads, "a fashion show." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_096
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-43)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-43)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including family interactions, memories, homesickness, friendships, social interactions, school, self-reflection, juvenile delinquency, peer behaviors, death, religion, opinions, and worldviews. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for …
On Castle Rock above the camp--facing Mt. Shasta (ddr-csujad-26-70)
img On Castle Rock above the camp--facing Mt. Shasta (ddr-csujad-26-70)
Photo of three Japanese Americans and four Caucasian people, including Robert Billigmeier, posing with snowballs and a dog. Caption on back of photograph reads, "On Castle Rock above the camp - facing Mt. Shasta." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. Related photo in sequence ucsb_mei_0122. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
img People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-141)
People pose during what appears to be a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_111
Chapter 11 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-36)
doc Chapter 11 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-36)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topic including a fundraising carnival, yearbooks, class subjects and discussions, sports, homework, books, and teachers. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were collected as part of a class assignment and used for the Japanese American …
Social groups: creative writers, Caucasian-Japanese relationship, Mr. Cook, leadership (ddr-csujad-26-12)
doc Social groups: creative writers, Caucasian-Japanese relationship, Mr. Cook, leadership (ddr-csujad-26-12)
Report on a creative writers group including establishment, membership, meetings, purpose, and leadership. The group gathered weekly to critique each other's work for submittal to the Tulean Dispatch and outside publications. Describes the involvement, influence, and eventual tension with Mr. Cook and the writers group as an example of a "Caucasian-Japanese relationship" in the camp. Report …
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