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Sumo Wrestling
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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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.
black and white, 8 x 10 in.
World War II
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Social and recreational activities
Community activities--Sports--Sumo
Santa Anita, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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