titleA Group Portrait at the Gakuyukai (Japanese Language School Graduates) Picnic; Bowen Island, BC




dateCirca 1939


descriptionThe image shows a group of eleven men seated forming a casual chain. Children play in the background. The men are from left to right Roy Kumano, Bus Ohori, Harry Kondo, Sam Yamada, George Shishido, unidentified, Mr Tokawa, Matt Matsui (wearing the cap), Ken Shimada and Dave Arikado.


history of use


The Japanese Language School graduates usually reserved a picnic site and held races and Suika Wari (breaking a watermelon with a broom handle while blindfolded).


part ofKumano Family collection




Nikkei National Museum