Baseball in the Camps
Carried with them
The Asahi players were among the 22,000 forced to leave the coast, their homes and possessions. Though they could take only limited baggage to the camps, in their suitcases they brought their Asahi uniforms, gloves and photos of the team.
Men waiting to be sent to Ontario labour camps, Slocan, B.C., ca. 1945. Tak Toyota, photographer. Tak Toyota Collection. Japanese Canadian National Museum 94/76.006.