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.

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Campers playing games (ddr-densho-336-1288)
img Campers playing games (ddr-densho-336-1288)
The 1979 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. Left to right: Nancy Ogami, Lisa Handa, Tara Sasagawa, Cary Matsumura.
Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-950)
img Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-950)
The 1977 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. Caption on front: "Dianne Kiyomoto, Jeri Endo, Steve Shiozaki, Lori Tamura, David Uriu, Patti Iseke, Stuart Tatsuon, Kellyanne Ebisui."
Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-947)
img Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-947)
The 1977 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. Caption on front: "Kellyanne Ebisui, Gail Onishi, Kathy Kashima, Ken Kawamoto, Linda Kato, Margie, Yemoto, Roger Morimoto."
Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-948)
img Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-948)
The 1977 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. Caption on front: "Linda Kato black shirt, Gail Onishi, Kitagawa, Roger Morimoto yellow shirt, Frank Suzuki beige shirt, Karen Ota vest, Holly Hikido background."
Campers racing (ddr-densho-336-844)
img Campers racing (ddr-densho-336-844)
The 1976 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. \nCaption on front: "Steve Shiozaki, Carol Sanbonji, Sarah Ishida Red Jacket, Tara Sasagawa, Leslie Shirakawa, Paul Kawakami."
Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-949)
img Campers participating in a lap sit (ddr-densho-336-949)
The 1977 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. Caption on front: "Grant Nakajima, Emi Takizawa, Willie Gong, Dianne Kiyomoto, Jeri Endo, Steve Shiozaki."
Campers racing (ddr-densho-336-845)
img Campers racing (ddr-densho-336-845)
The 1976 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp. \nCaption on front: "Leslie Shirakawa Red Stripes, Paul Kawakami Beret, Donna Kawahara."
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