Mitsugi M. Kasai (CWO 4) Memorial Japanese American Archives
Photograph exhibits documenting Japanese Americans in Utah and the Intermountain West
Japanese Americans in Sports
When the Japanese began to immigrate to the United States in the late 1800s, they brought with them their competitive spirit and love of sports. Baseball quickly replaced sumo wrestling as their sport of choice and many teams were formed and competed throughout the state. Over the years, people of all ages have participated in a wide variety of team and individual sports both professionally and recreationally.
Downtown Bowl, San Francisco 1950. (P1087 Nagata Collection)
Yuji Okumura, Ike Ogata, Ted Okawa, Walt Masuda, Tom Takagi 1971
(P1087 Nagata Collection)