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.

Sports (186)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Manzanar Committee, Sports and recreation in camp

186 items
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
Selected article titles: "2 Society Leaders Sentenced 30 Days at Project Trial" (pp. 1-2), "Second Statement Made on Center Situation" (p. 2), and "Tule Lake: Funeral Parlor Opens Saturday" (p. 2 ).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 5 (April 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-10)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 5 (April 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-10)
Selected article titles: "Sentence Nine Draft Evaders" (p. 1), "Duplicate Forms Needed for Repatriation-Records" (p. 1), "Personnel Mess Fire Caused by Overheating" (p. 2), and "Groundwork Laid for Tule Lake Baseball Association" (p. 6).
Crystal City softball team (ddr-densho-91-8)
img Crystal City softball team (ddr-densho-91-8)
All players pictured are Japanese Peruvian except for one Japanese American in the front row, second from left. Art Shibayama is in the front row, third from left.
Basketball Game (ddr-hmwf-1-528)
img Basketball Game (ddr-hmwf-1-528)
"Ono, contax, April 1944" as described on back, basketball game
Team Posing (ddr-hmwf-1-611)
img Team Posing (ddr-hmwf-1-611)
"May 1944" as described on back, girls' team posing together
Team Posing (ddr-hmwf-1-610)
img Team Posing (ddr-hmwf-1-610)
"May 1944" as described on back, girls' team posing together
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-28)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-28)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942). Envelope is postmarked June 29, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Painting of a baseball game (ddr-manz-2-2)
img Painting of a baseball game (ddr-manz-2-2)
Caption: "Our guard in the watch tower became a spring baseball fan at Santa Fe."
List of baseball lettermen (ddr-densho-382-3)
doc List of baseball lettermen (ddr-densho-382-3)
A list of baseball lettermen at Gila River. One of the men was listed as living at Tule Lake.
Football game flag ceremony (ddr-densho-37-433)
img Football game flag ceremony (ddr-densho-37-433)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Presentation of colors before start of football game between Topaz High School and Millard County High School of Fillmore at Topaz Relocation Center.
Judo class (ddr-densho-37-550)
img Judo class (ddr-densho-37-550)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. A Judo class. Classes are held every afternoon and evening at this relocation center.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 28 (July 13, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-76)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 28 (July 13, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-76)
Selected article titles: "Action of Board of Directors Commended" (p. 1), "'Fiction' Spread Cozzens Claims" (p. 2), "To Give Reward for Information" (p. 2), and "Land Includes Commercial Property, Judge Rules" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 5 (February 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-54)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 5 (February 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-54)
Selected article titles: "Myer on Tule Lake: Assures Operation of Center Through 1945" (p. 1), "171 Internees Depart for Santa Fe Friday" (p. 1), and "Hectic Year for Mr. Stork Foreseen" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 10 (March 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-59)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 10 (March 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-59)
Selected article titles: "Japan Sends New Memo on Exchange of Nationals" (p. 1), "Night Attack Reported on Santa Clara Evacuee" (p. 1), and "Long Beach YWCA Ready to Give Assistance" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 40 (November 30, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-42)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 40 (November 30, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-42)
Selected article titles: "Comply with Smoking Ban at All Indoor Gatherings" (p. 1), "263 Casualties Listed from 9 Centers-WRA" (p. 2), and "Issei Volunteers to Be Accepted by U.S. Army" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 23 (August 3, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-29)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 23 (August 3, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-29)
Selected article titles: "Results of Conference with Consul Revealed: Committee Presents Requests" (pp. 1-2), "Block Patrolmen: Newly Organized Body to Assume Duties This Week" (pp. 1-2), "Excavating Crew Makes Progress on Water Canal" (p. 2), and "Statistics of Project Given" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 36 (November 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-39)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 36 (November 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-39)
Selected article titles: "Repatriates Now Being Resettled in Manchukuo" (p. 1), "WRA Takes Step to Close Leupp Center" (p. 1), and "3 Japanese Captives Shot by Denver Hospital Guard" (pp. 1-2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 39 (September 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-87)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 39 (September 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-87)
Selected article titles: "Digest of Land Laws of Various States Given" (pp. 1, 3), "827 Departures Made from Tule Since January 1" (p. 1), "S.F. Mayor Writes on Miyama Case" (p. 2), and "Resettle Evacuees Asked to File Address Cards Now" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 28 (September 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-34)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 28 (September 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-34)
Selected article titles: "LA Police Drops Judo Training from Curriculum" (pp. 1-2), "Response Favorable on Job Termination Policy" (p. 1), and "Renunciation Bill Under Review--Myer" (p. 1).
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