Sports

Sports leagues were important institutions for Japanese Americans growing up on the West Coast. Both boys and girls played basketball, baseball and other sports. The traditional Japanese martial arts of judo and kendo were practiced as well. Baseball became the primary sport for young Japanese Americans who were often prohibited from playing in the white leagues. The highly competitive games in the all-Japanese American leagues built pride and a sense of community.

Sports (218)

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Picnic at Columbia River Beach (ddr-densho-259-128)
img Picnic at Columbia River Beach (ddr-densho-259-128)
Caption by Masuo Yasui: "There gathered together some over 200 men, women and children at Columbia River Beach for Picnic on July 20th, 1924." Caption by Homer Yasui: "This was undoubtedly taken at one of the Hood River Undokai ['Sports Day']."
Nisei boy holding dead pheasant and shotgun (ddr-densho-259-465)
img Nisei boy holding dead pheasant and shotgun (ddr-densho-259-465)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Ches [Tsuyoshi Yasui] holding a dead pheasant in his left hand and cradling a shotgun in his right arm, Third Street home [Hood River, Oregon]."
Nisei boy at tennis courts (ddr-densho-259-206)
img Nisei boy at tennis courts (ddr-densho-259-206)
Kay Yasui at the tennis courts at the Hood River Japanese Hall in Hood River, Oregon.
Nisei children on a stagnant slough (ddr-densho-259-427)
img Nisei children on a stagnant slough (ddr-densho-259-427)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi, Shu and Roku, standing on a cracked, dried up lake bed. Michi is holding a fishing pole, and it looks like Roku is holding a gun as tall as he. Shu is in the middle What looks like a dried lake bed actually was the remains of a big stagnant slough ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 19 (May 10, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 19 (May 10, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-19)
Select article titles: "Continuation of Japanese Farm Labor Held Likely by Hillings" (p. 1); "San Diegans urge elimination of Fuzz Young Story" (p. 1); "'Golden Reel' prize awarded to Nisei" (p. 1); "Against farm labor program but for higher Japan quota" (p. 1); "Seven months remain for 'illegally admitted' aliens in U.S. to change status ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 9 (March 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 9 (March 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-9)
Selected article titles: "Noted Oregonians Honored for Wartime Service to Nisei, JACL" (p. 1); Bill Hosokawa Promoted Post's Exec. News Ed" (p. 1); Shonien 'red carp,' JACL 'pinwheel' on L.A. museum exhibit" (p. 1); No. Calif. Japanese Americans launch $5,000 campaign for Immigration Museum" (p. 1); "Issei, Nisei, Sansei...Sensei" (p. 2); "Seek ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 10 (March 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 10 (March 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-10)
Select article titles: "Salt Lake bids for 1958 convention 15th Biennial may be co-sponsored by Mt. Olympus; dates not yet announced" (p. 1); Over $250,000 Awarded for Claims in Jan." (p. 1); "L.A. race relations progress in Look" (p. 1); "Repatriates Denied Right to Sue for Vested Property Return" (p. 1); "Flood Damage Light ...
Man holding a steelhead trout (ddr-densho-201-322)
img Man holding a steelhead trout (ddr-densho-201-322)
Man holding a steelhead trout. Caption on front: "'Steelhead' Green River, Washington."
img "'Dolloff Lake' Trout" (ddr-densho-201-341)
"'Dolloff Lake' Trout. Gave half of fish to Jim Shaunessy fireman & Mayor of Auburn. 1942 Frank Shaunessy Cocker Spanial gave us."
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