White River Valley sumo club

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ddr-densho-25-6 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p25-00006)

Yamada Collection

Sumo wrestling was a popular sport among the Issei and Nisei. This team from the White River Valley was in Tacoma for a tournament. Front row (left to right): Sam Katsura, Tom Marutani, Tom Hirai, Tony Tsujikawa, D. Kagitani, Frank Takeshita, George Hirai, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, unidentified, Ted Takeshita, and Ted Tsukamaki. Back row: Matahichi Iseri, Reverend Takemura, (first name unknown) Togawa, and unidentified.

c. 1928


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Courtesy of the Yamada Family Collection

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