Sports

Sports were a major form of recreation for the Issei and Nisei in the camps. Baseball became the preferred sport for both, although basketball and football were also popular among the Nisei. Organized teams, often consisting of friends from prewar neighborhoods, played each other in highly competitive matches. Other sports, like ping-pong, judo, boxing, badminton, and sumo wrestling were also popular pastimes.

Sports (183)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Manzanar Committee, Sports and recreation in camp

183 items
Girls' basketball game (ddr-densho-37-817)
img Girls' basketball game (ddr-densho-37-817)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Basketball games are part of the regular scheduled recreational events, which help to fill out the lives of residents in relocation centers. These girls are participating in a nip and tuck game, which frequently brought the spectators to their feet.
Japanese Americans playing golf (ddr-densho-37-473)
img Japanese Americans playing golf (ddr-densho-37-473)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy a friendly game of golf at the Manzanar Golf Course. Thee golfers, and other fellow evacuees, when clearing the brush and constructing their own course, took advantage of the natural topography in laying out the nine holes. As can be seen, all greens are sand ...
Cross country run winners (ddr-densho-37-692)
img Cross country run winners (ddr-densho-37-692)
Original WRA caption: Pictured are the nine winners and officials of the Cross Country Run sponsored by the "olverine Club" last Friday afternoon, March 24. Pictured left to right are: First row--midget division winners-- Teddy Yamada, 3rd place; Goro Todo, 1st place; Jack Hirai, 2nd place. Second row--junior division winners-- Harry Nagaoka, 2nd place; Ray Mitsudo ...
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 38 (September 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-86)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 38 (September 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-86)
Selected article titles: "Homes Available for 500 in S.F." (p. 1), "Southern Pacific Railroad in Need of Many Laborers" (p. 2), and "May Register Monday for Next Tri-State Semester" (p. 4).
Baseball game (ddr-densho-93-37)
img Baseball game (ddr-densho-93-37)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Baseball game, Manzanar Relocation Center, Calif. / photograph by Ansel Adams.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 22 (June 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-71)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 22 (June 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-71)
Selected article titles: "36 Leave Tule Lake Center in May; 81 Since January" (p. 1), "May Complete the Irrigation System in June" (p. 1), "Procedure Streamlined: Changes Aid Resettlement of Paroled Enemy Aliens" (p. 2), and "More Sentenced for Violation of Regulations" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 26 (June 29, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-74)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 26 (June 29, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-74)
Selected article titles: "Units of Two Centers to Close by Oct." (p. 1), "400 Arrive at Santa Fe Camp" (p. 1), "13,652 Relocate in Dec. 31-June 16 Period" (p. 2), and "Boxing Show Features Double Main Event" (p. 6).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 15 (April 13, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-64)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 15 (April 13, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-64)
Selected article titles: "Days Set for Aliens to Comply with Requirements" (pp. 1-2), "Attack Fails to Frighten Family" (p. 3), and "Resettlement Aid Assured Evacuees" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 6 (February 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-55)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 6 (February 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-55)
Selected article titles: "Notice to Prospective Repatriates Received" (pp. 1-2), "Equal Treatment Assured Students" (p. 1), and "Canada Uncertain on Segregation" (p. 1).
The Tule Lake WRA Center Information Bulletin (February 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-4)
doc The Tule Lake WRA Center Information Bulletin (February 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-4)
Selected article titles: "Gov't to Continue Efforts to Reunite Those Interned" (p. 1) and "Welcome, Manzanites!" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 41 (December 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-43)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 41 (December 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-43)
Pages 1 and 2 missing. Selected article titles: "Back to School: New Semester to Start Monday for Tri-Staters" (p. 3) and "Adult Education Program Approved" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 16 (June 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-23)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 16 (June 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-23)
Selected article titles: "Graduation for 120 Seniors on Friday" (p. 1), "Repatriation Requests in Transit to Japan" (PP. 1-2), and "All Meetings, Entertainments Must Be Registered with Police" (p. 2).
Team Posing (ddr-hmwf-1-609)
img Team Posing (ddr-hmwf-1-609)
"May 1944" as described on back, girls' team posing together
Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-534)
img Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-534)
"April 23-1944" as described on back, children playing games around barracks and coal pile
Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-535)
img Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-535)
"April 23-1944" as described on back, children playing games around barracks
Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-529)
img Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-529)
"April 23-1944" as described on back, children playing game beside barracks
Baseball Game (ddr-hmwf-1-513)
img Baseball Game (ddr-hmwf-1-513)
"April 23-1944" as described on back, children playing baseball near barracks and coal pile
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