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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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A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
img A ladies' foot race (ddr-densho-353-233)
Fourth of July festivities at Lincoln Park Beach.
Hatsekunai picnic (ddr-densho-353-225)
img Hatsekunai picnic (ddr-densho-353-225)
Captioned: The Hatsekunai dance group enjoying a picnic with friends and family."
A group of Furuya Company employees (ddr-densho-353-147)
img A group of Furuya Company employees (ddr-densho-353-147)
Furuya employees had a once-a-year company outing to the Furuya Resort House at Crystal Springs on Bainbridge Island.
Group of men hiking (ddr-densho-359-996)
img Group of men hiking (ddr-densho-359-996)
The caption written on the bottom of the photograph is in Japanese.
Women and child (ddr-densho-359-707)
img Women and child (ddr-densho-359-707)
Two women and a child sit on a blanket at an outdoor event. Caption in the album is written in Japanese.
Man on hike (ddr-densho-359-563)
img Man on hike (ddr-densho-359-563)
Caption written beneath photograph in the album states "Mr. Swift at Mt. Rainier".
Man poses in front of cabin (ddr-densho-359-1290)
img Man poses in front of cabin (ddr-densho-359-1290)
The caption written on the page of the album "Ohanapecosh hot springs Sept. 1950".
Couple on a hike (ddr-densho-359-1081)
img Couple on a hike (ddr-densho-359-1081)
Eddie and Jeanette Otsuka pose while on a hike.
Mountain climbers (ddr-densho-359-303)
img Mountain climbers (ddr-densho-359-303)
Caption on this page of the album "'Up on Mount Walker' September '37". From left to right: Yonchan, Iwasa, and Alice.
Women and children on beach (ddr-densho-359-685)
img Women and children on beach (ddr-densho-359-685)
A group of women and children pose together on the beach.