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 (293)

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Joe Kobuki, Sports and recreation in camp

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img "11 1/2 Pounder Steelhead" (ddr-densho-201-333)
Fish hanging from a line. Caption on front: "11 1/2 Pounder Steelhead [trout]."
Three Japanese men in bathing suits (ddr-densho-259-169)
img Three Japanese men in bathing suits (ddr-densho-259-169)
Three unidentified Japanese men wearing bathing suits, posed in front of a prop beach scene.
Japanese Americans on horseback on a mountain (ddr-densho-259-184)
img Japanese Americans on horseback on a mountain (ddr-densho-259-184)
Japanese Americans on horseback on the Cloud Cap trailhead on Mount Hood, Oregon.
Lotus basketball team (ddr-densho-38-27)
img Lotus basketball team (ddr-densho-38-27)
This basketball team was affiliated with the Seattle Buddhist Temple. Front, left to right: Kats Nakayama, Kats Iwamura, Hachiro Matsuzari, Art Suzuki, and unidentified. Back left to right: Yoshito Fujii (manager), Nobie Saito, unidentified, and Jiro Sakano.
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-1)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-1)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 3, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-12)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-12)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 10, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Ysix (ddr-densho-234-17)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Ysix (ddr-densho-234-17)
Caption on front: "YSIX; J. Kubuki up. OFF SIDE 2nd. BONIFER 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:15:2; A.G. Shriver Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-26)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-26)
Caption on front: "ALMA MAE; J. Kubuki up. STEPHEN H. 2nd. SHERRY FLIP 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 24, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-13)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-13)
Caption on front: "BRILLIANT QUEEN; J. Kukubi up. MY UNIVERSE 2nd. LADY LISTO 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 1 1/16 mi. Time 1:47:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer; CHAS. E. MCDONOUGH HANDICAP."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-14)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Brilliant Queen (ddr-densho-234-14)
Caption on front: "BRILLIANT QUEEN; Agua Caliente June 15, 1941; J. Kabuki up 1 1/2 mi. 2:35 2/5; C.E. Brown Jr. - Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-3)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-3)
Caption on front: "POLVO'S PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. BOGOTA 2nd. PRINCE NADJI 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:03:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-32)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-32)
Caption on front: "SKY FIGHTER; J. Kubuki up. STEEL JACKET 2nd. ANHELATION 3rd. Fresno, Calif. Oct. 3 ,1941; 2 mi. Track Record Time 3:33; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer; SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ENDURANCE PURSE."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-7)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-7)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. PRINCE NADJI 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 20, 1941; 5 Fur. (Track Record) Time 1:02:1; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 13 (February 12, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-180)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 13 (February 12, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-180)
"Judd Bill Passed by House Unit Without Dissenting Vote" (p. 1), "Senate OK's Bill to Pay for Our Loss" (p. 1), "Tokuda's Eye Third N.W. Title as Basketball Tourney Nears; Fierce Fight for Crown Looms" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 16 (February 18, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-88)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 16 (February 18, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-88)
""USS Munemori' Redesignation Set for March" (pg. 1), "Second Annual N.W. Cage Meet Opens Here Friday Night, Feb. 20" (pg. 1)
Shut Up, You Guys (ddr-jamsj-1-312)
img Shut Up, You Guys (ddr-jamsj-1-312)
Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
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