Sports

Sports were a major form of recreation for the Issei and Nisei in the camps. Baseball became the preferred sport for both, although basketball and football were also popular among the Nisei. Organized teams, often consisting of friends from prewar neighborhoods, played each other in highly competitive matches. Other sports, like ping-pong, judo, boxing, badminton, and sumo wrestling were also popular pastimes.

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Nobu Shimokochi Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1011-7-5)
vh Nobu Shimokochi Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1011-7-5)
Competing against sports teams from non-Japanese American communities outside camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of …

Frank S. Fujii Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-8-16)
vh Frank S. Fujii Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-8-16)
Sports leagues in Tule Lake concentration camp

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

Frank S. Fujii Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-8-17)
vh Frank S. Fujii Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-8-17)
Organizing sports teams based on cities of origin

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

Shig Miyaki Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-259-15)
vh Shig Miyaki Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-259-15)
Participating in track and field in camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Swimming pool (ddr-csujad-32-25)
img Swimming pool (ddr-csujad-32-25)
Photograph of people swimming in a pool, most likely at the Minidoka incarceration camp. Photo featured on page 10 of the Minidoka Incarceration Camp Photograph Album (csudh_ben_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ben_01_001_011_037
Photograph of young boys kneeling on dojo floor at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-47)
img Photograph of young boys kneeling on dojo floor at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-47)
Photograph of young boys kneeling on the dojo mat at the Manzanar Incarceration Camp Judo Dojo. The sensei can be seen kneeling in the lower left corner. Barracks and other buildings can be seen behind the dojo along with the Alabama Hills. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0079
Swimming pool during construction at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1477)
img Swimming pool during construction at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1477)
Scrapbook page containing text and six black and white photographs of the swimming pool during construction at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 120. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1479
Swimming pool; Sewage disposal (ddr-csujad-55-1360)
img Swimming pool; Sewage disposal (ddr-csujad-55-1360)
Scrapbook page containing two black and white aerial photographs depicting the swimming pool and sewage disposal at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 31. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
General information bulletin (Cody, Wyo.), series 20 (October 1, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-653)
doc General information bulletin (Cody, Wyo.), series 20 (October 1, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-653)
General information bulletin, series 20, published at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp, Wyoming on October 1, 1942. Bulletin including news, events, and topics related to Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Includes: Heart Mountain host to National WRA Director; Three more schools to open; Further colonist aid sought for beet harvest; Reasons given for periodic lack of hot …
Swimming pool at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1478)
img Swimming pool at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1478)
Scrapbook page containing six black and white photographs of the swimming pool at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 121. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1480
Heart Mountain sentinel (October 2, 1943): Zootsuo (ddr-csujad-55-1014)
img Heart Mountain sentinel (October 2, 1943): Zootsuo (ddr-csujad-55-1014)
Comic strip created by Bennie Nobori, published in "Heart Mountain Sentinel" at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Satirical cartoon features the adventures of Zootsuo, a young boy at an incarceration camp. Includes verso in Japanese. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1016
Basketball (ddr-csujad-55-1867)
doc Basketball (ddr-csujad-55-1867)
Essay reflecting on the author's experience forming a basketball team at Poston incarceration camp. Includes three black and white photographs of basketball teams. From the Poston II Reunion Program. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1870
Amache vs. Holly football (ddr-csujad-55-1325)
img Amache vs. Holly football (ddr-csujad-55-1325)
Black and white photograph depicting a crowd of observers at a football game at Amache incarceration camp. Verso reads, "Amache 7, Holly 0." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1327
Transcript from talk by Heart Mountain Community Activity Committee to Toastmaster, guests and friends, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-969)
doc Transcript from talk by Heart Mountain Community Activity Committee to Toastmaster, guests and friends, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-969)
Transcript from talk by the Heart Mountain Community Activities Committee regarding a sporting event for Gila River and Heart Mountain internees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0971
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. 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 Araki, Masao
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