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.

Community activities (871)
Sports (358)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Joe Kobuki, Sports and recreation in camp

Facilities
Format
Genre
Usage

Use <Ctrl> or (⌘) keys to select multiple terms

358 items
Nisei boy at tennis courts (ddr-densho-259-206)
img Nisei boy at tennis courts (ddr-densho-259-206)
Kay Yasui at the tennis courts at the Hood River Japanese Hall in Hood River, Oregon.
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.
Nisei baseball players (ddr-densho-259-539)
img Nisei baseball players (ddr-densho-259-539)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Ches [Tsuyoshi Yasui] in baseball shin guards, with other presumed baseball players. This may well have been part of the Nisei Athletic Club baseball team."
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.
Two Nisei boys at tennis courts (ddr-densho-259-207)
img Two Nisei boys at tennis courts (ddr-densho-259-207)
Kay Yasui and Kineyo Kanemasu at the tennis courts at the Hood River Japanese Hall in Hood River, Oregon.
Nisei children on a stagnant slough (ddr-densho-259-427)
img Nisei children on a stagnant slough (ddr-densho-259-427)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi, Shu and Roku, standing on a cracked, dried up lake bed. Michi is holding a fishing pole, and it looks like Roku is holding a gun as tall as he. Shu is in the middle What looks like a dried lake bed actually was the remains of a big stagnant slough, …
Man preparing a camera for a ski trip (ddr-densho-321-311)
img Man preparing a camera for a ski trip (ddr-densho-321-311)
Caption on front: "Phil McCaw." Caption in album: "Fairbanks Alaska."
Photo album (ddr-densho-326-371)
img Photo album (ddr-densho-326-371)
Photos of Matsu Sakagami, friends and baseball teammates travelling in Washington, Oregon and California, Buddhist Community events.
API