img Little league football team banquet (ddr-densho-114-530)
This awards banquet was held in 1953 to honor the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee sponsored International Fighting Irish football team, which finished first in its league. In this photo two young footballers are receiving inspirational player awards from the coach.
img Football team (ddr-densho-23-17)
Organized sports such as baseball and football were important for the Japanese American community because they encouraged cohesiveness. Teams composed entirely of Nisei competed against one another. Several Nisei sports leagues were formed in the 1930s. Front (left to right): Torazo Hikida, Ken Shimbo, George Ishii, Jackson Sonada, Genji Nishimura (holding football), "Nap" Nishisaka, Fred Kosaka ...
doc Taiyo-Nippons Meet Thursday in Second Grid Game of Season (November 27, 1928) (ddr-densho-56-411)
The Seattle Daily Times, November 27, 1928, p. 21
doc Japanese and Chinese Won't Play Football (January 7, 1935) (ddr-densho-56-448)
The Seattle Daily Times, January 7, 1935, p. 14
doc "Charity Bill Pits Teds At Beavers" (ddr-densho-280-103)
"Broadway Whims" article about a charity football game.
doc Sino-Japanese Football Game Waits on War (November 29, 1931) (ddr-densho-56-432)
The Seattle Daily Times, November 29, 1931, p. 10
doc Chinese Gridders Beaten. But They Won't Admit Japanese Eleven Did It. (December 25, 1933) (ddr-densho-56-440)
The Seattle Daily Times, December 25, 1933, p. 18
doc Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-22)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944). It is postmarked October 17, 1944 from Oberlin, Ohio.
img Little league football team banquet (ddr-densho-114-533)
This awards banquet was held in 1953 to honor the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee-sponsored International Fighting Irish football team, which finished first in its league. In this photo a young footballer is receiving an outstanding player award.