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.

World War II (215)
Concentration camps (1175)
Sports (323)

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

323 items
Basketball team (ddr-densho-159-265)
img Basketball team (ddr-densho-159-265)
Back (L to R): Frank Goi, unknown, Dag Nakatogawa, Takaji Uo. Front (L to R): John Mizono, Jun Furuno, Floyd Niizawa.
List of baseball lettermen (ddr-densho-382-2)
doc List of baseball lettermen (ddr-densho-382-2)
A list of baseball lettermen at Gila River. Two of the men were listed as living at Tule Lake.
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.
Two boys (ddr-densho-359-1105)
img Two boys (ddr-densho-359-1105)
Two boys in gees at a concentration camp during World War II. Most likely Manzanar.
Two boys in gis (ddr-densho-359-1446)
img Two boys in gis (ddr-densho-359-1446)
Two boys pose in gis outside the barracks at Manzanar Concentration Camp.
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).
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