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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Two men and a boy carrying freshly-caught Snake River trout (ddr-densho-201-321)
img Two men and a boy carrying freshly-caught Snake River trout (ddr-densho-201-321)
Two men and a boy carrying freshly-caught Snake River trout. Caption on front: "Kay, Tsuboi-san. Kay Yamamoto, Mr. Yamamoto, Tusboi-san, Tacoma & Midway Cafe. Snake River trout."
Soldier in front of
img Soldier in front of "Sporthaus" (ddr-densho-201-188)
Soldier standing in front of a building that says "Sporthaus" ("sports house" or "sports shop") beside a sign written primarily in German designating maps and locations. Part of the Joch Pass, a mountain pass that runs through the Uri Alps in Switzerland.
Japanese American soldier in Uri Alps, Switzerland (ddr-densho-201-185)
img Japanese American soldier in Uri Alps, Switzerland (ddr-densho-201-185)
Japanese American soldier standing in front of a sign written primarily in German designating maps and locations. Part of the Joch Pass, a mountain pass that runs through the Uri Alps in Switzerland.
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