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, Sports and recreation in camp

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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, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
Caption on front: "GEORGE BLANKET; J. Kubuki up. MORCAR 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:2; C. Penn Owner and Trainer; THE FORTUNA."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
Caption on front: "POLVO'S PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. SKY NURSE 3rd. Cresecnet [sic] City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-1)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, My Mint (ddr-densho-234-1)
Caption on front: "MY MINT; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 3, 1941; 5 1/2 Fur. Time 1:08:2; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-28)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Beginner's Bait (ddr-densho-234-28)
Caption on front: "BEGINNER'S BAIT; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. BOBBY EFFORT 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 26, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:42:2; Ruth Brown Owner and 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."
Japanese women playing battledore (ddr-densho-259-116)
img Japanese women playing battledore (ddr-densho-259-116)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this picture, [Shidzuyo Yasui] seems to be refereeing a battledore match between two young women. This game, which resembles badminton in a very sedate and genteel way, probably isn't played in Japan anymore, but it was in her day. The opponents bat a hard, round, marble-like thing, to which is attached ...
Nisei boy holding dead pheasant and shotgun (ddr-densho-259-465)
img Nisei boy holding dead pheasant and shotgun (ddr-densho-259-465)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Ches [Tsuyoshi Yasui] holding a dead pheasant in his left hand and cradling a shotgun in his right arm, Third Street home [Hood River, Oregon]."
Nisei baseball teams at N.W. Class A Baseball Tournament (ddr-densho-259-366)
img Nisei baseball teams at N.W. Class A Baseball Tournament (ddr-densho-259-366)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group portraint [sic] of Nisei baseball teams taken at the NW Class A Baseball Tournament in 1932 Among the teams represented in this picture were: Fife, WA; the Portland Fujii; White River, WA; the Hood River Nisei Athletic Club (N.A.C.); the Yakima Yamato; Bellevue; and the Seattle Waseda."
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