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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Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Movie Actor (ddr-densho-234-25)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Movie Actor (ddr-densho-234-25)
Caption on front: "MOVIE ACTOR; J. Kubuki up. BROWN LUCK 2nd. GEORGE BLANKET 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 24, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:15:1; Adams & Cole Owners H. Adams Tr."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-31)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Alma Mae (ddr-densho-234-31)
Caption on front: "ALMA MAE; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 9, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:07; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-27)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-27)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. SHERRY FLIP 2nd. CHESTER ROSE 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:25; Ruth Brown Owner and 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, Hallucinator (ddr-densho-234-24)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Hallucinator (ddr-densho-234-24)
Caption on front: "HALLUCINATOR; J. Kubuki up. IRISH PAN 2nd. SWEET PASTIME 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 21, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:2; G. Baber Owner E. Cowan Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-2)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-2)
Caption on front: "POLVOS PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. STEPHEN H. 2nd. PINE BUR 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Timber Girl (ddr-densho-234-19)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Timber Girl (ddr-densho-234-19)
Caption on front: "TIMBER GIRL; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 8, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; J.J. Millerick Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Kriegsmann (ddr-densho-234-30)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Kriegsmann (ddr-densho-234-30)
Caption on front: "KRIEGSMANN; J. Kubuki up. DRUM MUSIC 2nd. OSADO 3rd. Fresno, Calif. Oct. 1, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:07:2; J.J. Millerick Owner T. Gorsky Tr."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
Caption on front: "FAYETTE PRINCE; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:24; C.M. Whiteside Owner & Trainer."
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, Clear (ddr-densho-234-16)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-16)
Caption on front: "CLEAR; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 11, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Bonnie Jo (ddr-densho-234-11)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Bonnie Jo (ddr-densho-234-11)
Caption on front: "BONNIE JO; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 9, 1941; 1 1/16 mi. Time 1:49:3; Dolan and Cunningham Owners B. Warren 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, Clear (ddr-densho-234-15)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-15)
Caption on front: "CLEAR; J. Kubuki up. OCHOCO MAID 2nd. DIAMOND BAY 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:41:42; C. Penn Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-29)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-29)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. DIAMOND BAY 2nd. SWEET PASTIME 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:25; Ruth Brown 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, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-21)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-21)
Caption on front: "SKY NURSE; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 8, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-10)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Nurse (ddr-densho-234-10)
Caption on front: "SKY NURSE; J. Kubuki up. TIMBER TARGET 2nd. ROSETA V. 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42; A.G. Shriver Owner & Trainer."
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."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-23)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Sky Fighter (ddr-densho-234-23)
Caption on front: "SKY FIGHTER; J. Kubuki up. SHERRY FLIP 2nd. DIAMOND BAY 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-6)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-6)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. ROSETA V. 2nd. KRIEGSMANN 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 25, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:4; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner & Trainer."
Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
doc Fresno West Side (ddr-csujad-8-13)
Oral history interview with Mr. Nori Masuda, Mrs. Masako Inada, Mrs. Fumi Nakajima, and Mrs. Setsu Hirasuna. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Fresno West Side
Yoshio Honda (ddr-csujad-8-23)
doc Yoshio Honda (ddr-csujad-8-23)
Oral history interview with Yoshio Honda. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Honda, Yoshio
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ezaki, Bessie
Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
doc Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
Oral history interview with Masao Okamura. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Okamura, Masao
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