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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Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes about Mrs. Yamasaki who she has run into at an event hosted by the Chicago Buddhist Church. Mrs. Yamasaki appears to be a former incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
[Dance] (ddr-csujad-56-159)
img [Dance] (ddr-csujad-56-159)
Young Japanese Americans dancing together at a camp dance. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-026
[Snake charming] (ddr-csujad-56-224)
img [Snake charming] (ddr-csujad-56-224)
Cowl and Masaji sit on the ground at Camp Amache, one holding a snake and the other wearing a turban and playing a wooden flute. Page 10 of Kawase Family Photo Album, Book Two. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-033
Matsushige Mats Ando (ddr-csujad-8-2)
doc Matsushige Mats Ando (ddr-csujad-8-2)
Oral history interview with Matsushige [Mats] Ando. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ando, Matsushige Mats
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hasegawa Family
Family on an outing (ddr-densho-107-11)
img Family on an outing (ddr-densho-107-11)
Visit to Hollywood Mountain. Left to right: Uncle Frank Matsumoto, Noboru (fourth son), Tsutomu (third son), Takeshi (second son), and Roy (eldest son). Tei Matsumoto, mother of all the children, standing behind children.
Sun Rise Pool Hall (ddr-densho-113-10)
img Sun Rise Pool Hall (ddr-densho-113-10)
This pool hall was owned and managed by Masato Uyeda (left). Masato immigrated to the US in 1912 and worked in the coal mines and on the railroad before opening this pool hall.
Family outing (ddr-densho-113-47)
img Family outing (ddr-densho-113-47)
This family is standing on the steps of the Seattle Art Museum in Volunteer Park. Second row, far left: Ayako Uyeda.
Family on the beach (ddr-densho-113-1)
img Family on the beach (ddr-densho-113-1)
(L to R): Sachiko Nakai, Nobue Nakai, Mr. Nakai, Junko Nakai, Takashi Nakai, Mrs. Nakai.
Issei on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-9)
img Issei on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-9)
Two Issei men near Gibraltar Rock on Mt. Rainier.
Hiking on Mt. Baker (ddr-densho-124-26)
img Hiking on Mt. Baker (ddr-densho-124-26)
These Issei are carving their names into a tree on Mt. Baker.
Hiking on Mt. Hood (ddr-densho-124-22)
img Hiking on Mt. Hood (ddr-densho-124-22)
Raisuke Tamura (right) stands near a crevasse on Mt. Hood with the reknowned Japanese alpinist and writer Kojima Usui.
Hiking on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-4)
img Hiking on Mt. Rainier (ddr-densho-124-4)
Two Issei stand at Paradise Valley on Mt. Rainier. (L to R): unidentified, Raisuke Tamura.
Issei at a picnic (ddr-densho-124-21)
img Issei at a picnic (ddr-densho-124-21)
(L to R): Kato, Tanaka, unidentified, unidentified, Yamaguchi, Tamura, Ueoka (or Kamioka), unidentified, Fujiwara, unidentified, unidentified, Suzuki, unidentified, unidentified, Tamura, Henry, Imamura, Hayashida, Hino.
Issei friends at a picnic (ddr-densho-124-12)
img Issei friends at a picnic (ddr-densho-124-12)
These Issei are having a picnic at Alki Point in Seattle. (L to R): Mrs. Yamaguchi, Kamioka (or Ueoka), Yamaguchi, Suzuki, Yamada, Tamura.
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