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Photograph shows a sumo match at Santa Anita, California Assembly Center with the referee in traditional costume. The contestants are wearing heavy canvas belts which are used to hold, throw or force the opponent out of the dirt ring. Caption on album page: "Sumo, another form of Japanese type wrestling, was a favorite activity at the centers. In Sumo the loser is either thrown or forced to step outside the dirt ring. Most of the holds are on heavy canvas belts worn by contestants. Photo shows a Sumo match at Santa Anita (California) Assembly Center, with the referee in traditional costume." SANTA ANITA PHOTO NO. 679A The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
Photographs black and white, 8 x 10 in. image/jpeg