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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Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Prince Nadji (ddr-densho-234-9)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Prince Nadji (ddr-densho-234-9)
Caption on front: "PRINCE NADJI; J. Kubuki up. NOYO 2nd. WIGTOWN 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 21, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:4; G. Baber Owner; H. Cowan Trainer."
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 1 (January 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-1)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 1 (January 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-1)
"Legislature Will Weigh Proposal to End Bias in Employment" (p. 1), "Ex-OWI Aide Cites Losses of Evacuees" (p. 1), "Where Should Nisei Settle Down? Wherever He is Happy, Writer Thinks" (p. 2), "Nisei Hoopsters Start '47 Season Jan. 8" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 23 (June 9, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 23 (June 9, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-23)
Selected article titles: "'Command Decision': Evacuation, Part 2" (p. 1), "Memorial Day Rites at Golden Gate Taped for Japan TV" (p. 3), and "Sacramento JACL Wins Nisei Olympics, Four Lightweight Division Records Broken" (p. 3).
Progress Report (ddr-jamsj-1-318)
img Progress Report (ddr-jamsj-1-318)
Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
What's Our Decision?
img What's Our Decision?" (ddr-jamsj-1-317)
Assembly meeting for Perch Derby at Rio Del Mar.
Frank S. Fujii Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-8-27)
vh Frank S. Fujii Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-8-27)
Postwar Japanese American community athletics

This interview was conducted over two days due to electrical problems. The majority of the interview was completed on the second day, September 5.

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."
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-76-7)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-76-7)
Seinenkai, sports, and other Nisei social activities

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Group hike (ddr-csujad-11-174)
img Group hike (ddr-csujad-11-174)
This photograph was taken in June of a group of hikers in Muir Woods. The names of the people listed are: Duke, Taye, Mitzi, Sumi, Chiyo, and Me [Tazu Kawamoto]. From page 62 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_62_002
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