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.

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Sports (269)

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

269 items
Volleyball game (ddr-densho-93-51)
img Volleyball game (ddr-densho-93-51)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Volley Ball game / photograph by Ansel Adams.
Football practice (ddr-densho-93-50)
img Football practice (ddr-densho-93-50)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Football practice, / photograph by Ansel Adams.
Girls baseball team (ddr-manz-10-153)
img Girls baseball team (ddr-manz-10-153)
Left to right (faces visible): May Noma, Ritsuko Masuda, Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi, Yoshiko "Pee Wee" Kusunoki Nakamura, Masa Fujioka Kunitomi, Marian Fujii, unknown.
Baseball player sitting in front of a car (ddr-manz-10-152)
img Baseball player sitting in front of a car (ddr-manz-10-152)
Original caption: "George Tanimura, member of Poston Block 219 Baseball Team 'Hachi-ren-tai', in early 1944."
Poston baseball team (ddr-manz-10-151)
img Poston baseball team (ddr-manz-10-151)
Back row, left: Bob Yamamoto, after camp gardening in Salinas. Front row, second from left: Saburo Iwamoto, truck driver of supplies in Poston camp. After camp farmed in Salinas. Back row, far right: George Tanimura, after the war provided Walmart with Tanimura vegetables.
Painting of a baseball game (ddr-manz-2-2)
img Painting of a baseball game (ddr-manz-2-2)
Caption: "Our guard in the watch tower became a spring baseball fan at Santa Fe."
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (October 25, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-107)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (October 25, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-107)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (October 25, 1943). Envelope is postmarked October 26, 1943 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 9, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-49)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 9, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-49)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 9, 1943). Envelope is postmarked July 10, 1943 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-28)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-28)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942). Envelope is postmarked June 29, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (c. 1942) (ddr-janm-1-95)
doc Letter to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (c. 1942) (ddr-janm-1-95)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (c. 1942) from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Golf Club (ddr-hmwf-1-512)
img Golf Club (ddr-hmwf-1-512)
"Heart Mt. Golf Club, Sept 5 1943, 1:30pm, l f12.7 1/50 G3, Agfa Superpan Supreme D76 33min" as described on back
Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-526)
img Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-526)
"April 23-1944" as described on back, children playing game near barracks and coal pile
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
Team Picture (ddr-hmwf-1-603)
img Team Picture (ddr-hmwf-1-603)
"May 1944" as described on back, girls' team posing together
Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-531)
img Children Playing (ddr-hmwf-1-531)
"April 11-1944, Leica" as described on back, children playing together between barracks
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