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.

Community activities (560)
Recreational activities (406)
Sports (192)
Aikido
Badminton (1)
Baseball (67)
Basketball (44)
Bowling (56)
Boxing (2)
Cycling
Fishing (45)
Football (26)
Golf (5)
Hanetsuki
Judo (8)
Kendo (3)
Soccer (1)
Softball (5)
Sumo (6)
Swimming (9)
Tennis (7)
Weight lifting
Wrestling (5)
Karate

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Joe Kobuki, Sports and recreation in camp

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The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 25 (March 17, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-95)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 25 (March 17, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-95)
"Epinal War Heroes' Remains Removed" (p. 1), "Congress Gets Another Bill Aiding Issei" (p. 1), "Story of the 442nd" (p. 2), "Frisco Saints, Berkeley Nisseis to Tangle for "Oriental Title" (p. 3).
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-23)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-23)
Caption on front: "SKY FIGHTER; J. Kubuki up. SHERRY FLIP 2nd. DIAMOND BAY 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Hallucinator (ddr-densho-234-24)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Hallucinator (ddr-densho-234-24)
Caption on front: "HALLUCINATOR; J. Kubuki up. IRISH PAN 2nd. SWEET PASTIME 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 21, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:2; G. Baber Owner E. Cowan Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-27)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-27)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. SHERRY FLIP 2nd. CHESTER ROSE 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:25; Ruth Brown Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-28)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-28)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. BOBBY EFFORT 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42:2; Ruth Brown Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-8)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-8)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. PURSE MORTGAGE 2nd. PORTOLA STAR 3rd. Fresno, Calif. Oct. 2, 1941. 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-21)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-21)
Caption on front: "SKY NURSE; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 8, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-10)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-10)
Caption on front: "SKY NURSE; J. Kubuki up. TIMBER TARGET 2nd. ROSETA V. 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42; A.G. Shriver Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-6)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-6)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. ROSETA V. 2nd. KRIEGSMANN 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:4; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
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 ...
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]."
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 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.
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