Guide to the Frank Fukuda Photograph and Ephemera Collection
ca. 1906-1927

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Overview of the Collection

Collector: Fukuda, Frank Tokichi, 1889-1941
Title: Frank Fukuda Photograph and Ephemera Collection
Dates: ca. 1906-1927 ( inclusive )
Quantity: Photographs: 187 photographic prints
Ephemera: 2 items
Location of Collection: Materials are located in Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries. For more information about this collection including links to additional digital content, please connect to the finding aid on the University of Washington website.
Collection Number: 128
Summary: Photographs documenting Fukuda's involvement with Japanese baseball teams in Seattle, ca. 1906 to 1927.
Repository: University of Washington Libraries
Special Collections
Languages: Collection materials are in English.  
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Frank Tokichi Fukuda was born in Shimonoseki, Japan, in 1889 and immigrated to Seattle at age 17 in 1906. He played on the Seattle Nippon baseball team before joining the Seattle Mikado baseball team in 1908. In 1912 he joined the Asahi Club, a young men's social club for prominent Japanese in Seattle, and helped form the Asahi Club baseball team. From 1912 until 1927 he was a player, manager and coach of several Seattle baseball teams mostly within the Asahi Club. During this time he worked in a local Japanese bank, Seattle Shokin Ginko, working his way up from cashier to manager and finally vice president. When the bank failed in 1927, he moved to Portland, Or., to become the principal of the Portland Japanese Language School, where he continued to coach and manage young Japanese teams. In 1931, Fukuda moved to Wapato, Wash., to become the principal of the Wapato Japanese Language School and continued coaching and managing teams. He briefly served as principal of the Japanese Language School in Fife, Wash., sometime in 1933, but in 1934 and 1935 he was teaching, coaching and organizing youth baseball leagues back in Wapato and continued to do so until he died in Wapato in 1941 after complications from bladder surgery.

He and his wife, Hatsue, had a daughter, Sachiko/Yukiko, and one son, Masuru/Suguru (the eldest, born ca.1922), whose Americanized name was Perry. Fukuda has been recognized as "the father of Japanese baseball in the Northwest," as well as being noted for his commitment to education and cultural exchange.

Content Description

The collection consists of a scrapbook album (which has been disassembled due to very poor condition) and miscellaneous photographs (some of which probably fell out of the scrapbook). The photographs document Frank Fukuda's involvement with Japanese baseball teams in Seattle, Wash., from about 1906 to 1927, including the Mikado, Nippon, and Cherry teams. The images in the scrapbook album also depict Japanese University baseball teams both in Japan and as visitors in Seattle, as well as Fukuda's involvement in the 1922 National Boy's Tournament in Japan. There are also two photographs of women's baseball teams (probably in Seattle) whose identity and connection to Fukuda are not clear. The last part of the scrapbook album (folders 29-35) depict Japanese theater performances at Seattle's Nippon Kan Theater, where the Asahi baseball teams performed Shibai ("drama"- amateur performances of skits, folk songs and classical dance) to raise funds. Folders 40-45 document the University of Washington baseball team's tour of Japan in 1908. No apparent connection between Fukuda and the UW team or trip has been established.

Historical Background

Japanese baseball teams began organizing in Seattle in 1904, when the Nippon baseball team was formed by first-generation immigrants (Issei). The Mikado, another early Issei team, was formed in 1906. The first team composed of Nisei (second generation), the Cherry baseball team, was formed in 1910. In 1912, some players from the Mikado team, including Frank Fukuda, and some Cherry team players formed the Seattle Asahi Club's baseball team. By 1919, both the Asahi Club and the Mikado Club each sponsored three teams, and other Japanese teams in the area included Tacoma's Columbia Club.

Frank Fukuda was a prominent figure in the development of Japanese baseball in the Pacific Northwest, and the Asahi team was considered the strongest Japanese team in the region during Fukuda's time with them. Fukuda was credited with having shaped the team as a player and manager and as a coach of the Asahi junior teams, the Cubs and Midgets. While he was coaching in Portland and in Wapato, his teams consistently won league championships and the annual Fourth of July Japanese Baseball Tournaments (begun in 1933). Fukuda was often called upon for short-term coaching assistance to help area teams experiencing "slumps," and he even traveled to Japan on at least two occasions to coach teams there for short periods of time.

Fukuda was also one of the first managers to take his team to Japan to play college and university teams and promote cultural exchange. He wanted the young Nisei on his team to have a better understanding of their cultural heritage. Although the Waseda University team from Japan had come to the U.S. and visited Seattle as early as 1905, it wasn't until 1908, when an all-star team of professional players from the Pacific Coast League and the Major League arrived, that a U.S. team toured Japan. That same year, the University of Washington became the first American university team to tour Japan. (The UW team also visited in 1913, 1921, and 1926.) Other American university teams soon followed. However, Japanese teams in Seattle were the only club teams to sponsor consistent exchanges with teams from Japan before 1921. Seattle's Japanese club teams, including the Asahis, the Nippon and the Mikado, visited Japan six times from 1914 to 1920 and continued to do so until 1927. (The Asahi team visited in 1914, 1918 and 1921). Other club teams from the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii began visiting in 1921. Most of these teams were Japanese, including the Vancouver Asahi team, but the Suquamish Indian team toured Japan on one occasion. These university and club tours of Japan were highly publicized events that drew thousands of fans and figured prominently in the development of baseball there.

After 1927, coinciding with Fukuda's departure from Seattle and the development of new club tournaments in Japan that were the early stages of the formation of Japan's professional league, baseball in Japan began to shift to a higher level of play and exchanges with U.S. professional teams took the spotlight. Seattle sent no more teams to Japan after 1927. Fukuda's departure from Seattle also marked a new era in Japanese baseball there. The Asahi Club lost its dominance of the game, and the formation of the Japanese American Courier League in 1928 shifted attention to the Taiyo Club and the role of baseball as a social event for the Japanese community that aided in bridging the generation gap between the older generation of Issei and the Nisei youth. The Nisei were struggling with the pressures of trying to maintain traditional culture and values passed on by their Issei parents while identifying with their own culture as Japanese-American youth. The need to strengthen relations within their new Japanese-American community began to overshadow the interest in maintaining relations with the homeland.

These were also the emerging issues of the Yakima Valley Japanese Community where Fukuda eventually made his new home. Through his work with youth both as principal of the Japanese Language School and as a baseball coach and league organizer, Fukuda aided the community there in struggling with these issues up until his death in 1941, which shortly preceded the advent of WW II and the Japanese internment. None of the Japanese baseball teams were revived when the Japanese communities of the Pacific Northwest returned home after the war.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Administrative Information

Additional Reference Guides :  

To view selections from the collection in digital format, you can view the finding aid on the University of Washington website

Acquisition Information :  

Donor: Gift of Mrs. Hatsue Fukuda via Dolores Gato, Japanese-American History Project, 1972.

Processing Note :  

Processed by: Nicolette Bromberg and Beth Dodrill with assistance from volunteers Ayako Harada and Minako Tada, who translated Japanese characters on photographs and related materials.

The original order of the scrapbook photographs has been retained.

Bibliography :  
  • "Asahis Were Good Then," Great Northern Daily News , Oct. 13, 1936.
  • "Memories of Nisei Sports Clubs," International Examiner , v. 3, no. 7 (July, 1976).
  • Nomura, Gail. "Beyond the Playing Field: The Significance of Pre-World War II Japanese American Baseball in the Yakima Valley," in Bearing Dreams, Shaping Visions: Asian Pacific American Perspectives , Revilla, Linda A., et. al., eds. (Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press,1981) .
  • Regaldo, Samuel O." 'Play Ball!': Baseball and Seattle's Japanese-American Courier League, 1928-1941," Pacific Northwest Quarterly , vol. 87, no. 1 (Winter, 1995/1996), pp. 29-36.
  • Shibazaki, Ryoichi. Seattle and the Japanese-United States Baseball Connection, 1905-1926, M.S. thesis, University of Washington, 1981.
Related Materials :  

A tape-recorded interview in Japanese with Mrs. Hatsue Fukuda (the wife of Frank Fukuda) is available in the Delores Goto Papers (manuscripts Accession no. 2647-1).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Frank Fukuda Scrapbook
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Folder
1 1: Cherry baseball team 1910
2 2: Asahi baseball team, Nippon Baseball Champions, Portland, Or.
Frank Fukuda, front center.
1912
2 3: Seattle Asahi baseball team
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
Top row, L to R: Yoshioka (c. fielder), Takahashi (c. fielder), Kawanchi (r. fielder), Sano (shortstop), Nakamura (l. fielder);Bottom row, L to R: Naito (catcher), Osawa (first baseman), Fukuda (pitcher, manager), Kobayashi (third baseman), Kondo (second baseman).
1912
3 4: Hikoichi Motoyama
Translation of Japanese: "For Mr. Fukuda, Oct. 1919, Hikoichi Motoyama."
Oct. 1919
3 5: Frank Fukuda
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
ca. 1912
3 6: Seattle Asahi game program with Fukuda (manager) portrait Oct 11, 1912
4 7: Ryozo Hiranuma
4 8: Ryozo Hiranuma
4 9: Frank Fukuda and woman
The woman may be Fukuda's wife, Hatsue.
5 10: Seattle Asahi Club baseball players
Fukuda, back row, 5th from right.
5 11: Seattle Asahi baseball team
Fukuda, middle row, 2nd from left.
1913
6 12: Seattle Asahi baseball team, Japanese Baseball Champions of Pacific Coast
Frank Fukuda, manager, center.
1917
6 13: Seattle Asahi team
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1915
7 14: Meiji University team in the dugout
7 15: Asahi team at clubhouse, 12th and Yesler, Seattle, Wash.
7 16: 16 Seattle Asahi team with visiting Keio University team from Japan
Fukuda, manager, front row, 7th from left.
1914
8 17-19: Seattle Asahi baseball player
8 20: Seattle Asahi Club players with Northwest Japanese Championship banners
Translation of Japanese on back: "Tournament, 123 wins earned the cup."
1919
8 21: Vancouver Asahi vs. Seattle Asahi, Dogudel Baseball Ground-welcoming ceremony
Frank Fukuda, manager, and Dr. Nomura, center.
1919
9 22: Asahi's Midget baseball team
L to R: Arai K., _____, Shibasaki, Yamada, Fukuda (coach), Takada, Matsui, _____, Okada; Sitting: Kimura holding Nakamura .
1919
9 23: Batting scene
9 24: Asahi Club players with game officials
9 25: Seattle's Mikado and Nippon baseball teams with Tacoma's Columbia Club team and visiting Keio University team from Japan
Fukuda is standing 3rd from left in Mikado letter sweater.
1911
10 26: Oshima____ School, baseball team, Japan July 15, 1922
10 27: Japanese man
10 28: Frank Fukuda (in suit) with Shuyo University baseball team, Japan 1923
10 29: Frank Fukuda and man (possibly Katsuji Nakamura)
10 30: Young man in graduation robes
10 31: Japanese man (Frank Fukuda?)
10 32: Japanese baseball player from Meiji University
10 33: Young man in baseball sweater
11 34: Seattle Asahi team
Takano Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
Fukuda, back row, 4th from left.
1920
12 35: Portland Fuji baseball team, Portland, Or.
Back Row, L to R: _____(?), Yoshitomi, Enokino, Aoki, Yokota, Fukuda (coach), Takayoshi, Kobayashi, Kobayashi N.; Front Row, L to R: Shioki, Takao, Sato, Okuda- holding Suguru/ Masaru (Fukuda's son), Horita, _____(?), _____(?).
12 36: Pirates baseball team
Fukuda, coach, front, center.
June 8, 1924
13 37: Seattle Asahi team
Fukuda, back row 5th from left.
13 38: Pirates team
Fukuda, coach, front row in dark turtleneck.
13 39: Frank Fukuda and four others with the Selleck (Wash.) baseball team
13 40: Baseball team, "M" (probably Mikado)
Fukuda, coach, front row, 3rd from left.
1925
14 41: Pirate baseball team visits Petersburg, Alaska
Translation of Japanese: "Pirate boys troop."
Top Row L to R (all names are first names): Hiro, Kiyota, Kenjiro, Sadayoshi, Kenji; Second Row L to R: Hiroji, Seibo, Yutaka, Tokuyoshi, Frank Masumi, Minegishi, Hifumi, Toshinori, Tsuchiya; Third Row: Hachiro, Kodama, Kuniyuki. In front of Hachiro: Buntaro.
Aug. 21, 1925
14 42: Portrait of young man
14 43: Frank Fukuda and three men on a boat
14 44: Seattle Asahi Cubs players with Nishiki baseball team players
14 45: Japan Mainchi baseball team in visitor's dugout
Toyo Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
14 46: Seattle Asahi baseball player
14 47: Young man in baseball sweater
15 48: Catcher Yabe, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
15 49: Pitcher Yoshimizu, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
15 50: Pitcher Yoshioka, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
15 51: Shortstop/team captain Agawa, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
15 52: Frank Fukuda with Kaho Elementary players
Y. Uyeno Art Studio (Nitajiri, Japan) (photographer)
1922
15 53: Japanese man in dark glasses (probably Frank Fukuda)
Y. Uyeno Art Studio (Nitajiri, Japan) (photographer)
1922
15 54: Frank Fukuda with Kaho Elementary school baseball players, Japan 1922
15 55: Frank Fukuda (center) with four men, Japan 1922
15 56-57: Kaho Elementary baseball player with Seattle Asahi baseball player, Japan 1922
16 58: Center fielder Kanihiro, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
16 59: Third baseman Miyata, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
16 60: Right fielder Fujimura, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
16 61: First baseman Fujita, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
16 62: Right fielder Ano, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
16 63: Kaho Elementary School Baseball Grounds, National Boys Baseball Tournament
Inset: Principal Ida, Japan, 1922.
16 64: Second baseman Sugimoto, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
16 65: Left fielder Matsuo, Kaho Elementary baseball team, Japan 1922
16 66: Kaho Elementary School baseball team and others at the National Boys Baseball Tournament, Japan 1922
16 67: Kaho Elementary School baseball team in the National Boys Tournament ceremony, Japan 1922
17 68: Frank Fukuda (center) with five young men
17 69: Seattle Asahi team players on their first Japan Tour
Fukuda, manager, seated, front row, 1st from left.
1914
17 70: Seattle Asahi team with Japanese team, Japan
Probably Nippon Daisho team.
1914
17 71: Seattle Asahi baseball team in Japan
Frank Fukuda, manager, standing, far right side.
1914
18 72: Seattle Asahi vs. Dashisha Club, Kyoto, Japan Oct. 2, 1914
18 73: Seattle Asahi baseball team with a Japanese team, Japan
18 74: Seattle Asahi baseball team in Japan
18 75: Seattle Asahi baseball team with a Japanese team, Japan
18 76: Seattle Asahi baseball player
19 77: Seattle Asahi baseball team welcomed to Wakayama City on their second Japan Tour, Japan Sept. 27, 1918
19 78: Seattle Asahi team on second Japan tour
N. Nakahachi Studio, Igura, Tokyo, Japan (photographer)
Translation of Japanese: "A tea party after the lecture meeting."
Fukuda, manager, center.
Sept. 19, 1918
20 79: Frank Fukuda (on left) and Asahi player
20 80: Seattle Asahi baseball team in front of Mizuno Bros. Sporting Goods Store during third Japan Tour, Osaka, Japan
Translation of banner: "The 15th Osaka Baseball Tournament, the second day September 19, sponsored by Mizuno Osaka Head Office."
Fukuda, center.
Sept 19, 1921
20 81: Seattle Asahi team on third Japan tour, Japan 1921
20 82: Seattle Asahi team with Japanese dignitaries during third Japan tour
Minister Noda, front, center; Frank Fukuda on his right.
1921
21 83: Seattle Asahi team on second Japan tour
Translation of Japanese: "Visit to the Red Cross."
Fukuda, center, standing.
1918
21 84: Seattle Asahi team, Japan
Fukuda, standing, 5th from left.
1918
21 85: Seattle Asahi team visits the residence of well-known businessman Eichi Shibusana, Japan
Mr. Shibusana, front, right; Frank Fukuda, front, left.
1918
21 86: Seattle Asahi player holding championship banner 1919
21 87: Seattle Asahi team in front of Chuo Photo Studio, Japan
Translation of wreath banner: "Presented by Futaba Sporting Goods Store."
21 88: Seattle Asahi team in front of ‘Atsuta Mura' steamship
Translation of Japanese: "Coming Back."
1918
22a 89: Seattle Asahi Baseball Team 1918 Japan Tour Sightseeing Activities
  • a.: Seattle Asahi team in front of the Great Torrii at the Itsukstina Shinto shrine, Japan
  • b.: Buddhist temple, Japan
  • c.: Seattle Asahi team members on jinrickshaws, Japan
  • d.: Frank Fukuda and another man on a train bound for Shimonoseki, Japan
  • e.: Seattle Asahi team, Japan
  • f.: Street scene at Mainchi Shinbun (newspaper) office, Japan
  • g.: View of Mt. Fuji from Gotenba train station, Japan
  • h.: Street scene, Japan
  • i.: Seattle Asahi player in a garden, Japan
  • j.: Buddhist temple, Japan
1918
22b 90: Seattle Asahi Baseball Team 1918 Japan Tour Sightseeing Activities
Translation of Japanese title: "1918 sponsored by Mainchi Co., Asahi Baseball Team, the second visit to the homeland."
  • a.: Seattle Asahi team at reception, Wakayama, Japan, Sept. 17, 1918
  • b.: Seattle Asahi team visit the deer of Nara, Japan
  • c.: Seattle Asahi team members on jinrickshaws, Japan
  • d.: Street scene in front of Mainchi newspaper office, Osaka, Japan. (Translation of Japanese: "Arrival to Mainchi Company")
  • e.: Street scene, Japan
  • f.: Steamship Atsuta Maru in port (either Yokohama, Japan, or Seattle, Wash. )
  • g.: Kyoto Kameya Hotel, Japan
1918
23 91: Seattle Asahi baseball players
K. Kiyota (in Seattle)
1921
23 92: Seattle Asahi team at a reception (probably Japan)
Translation of Japanese: "Welcome reception, Seattle Asahi Club."
23 93: Seattle Asahi players at Mt. Arashi, Japan
Frank Fukuda, 3rd from left.
23 94: Frank Fukuda on a boat, Japan
Translation of Japanese: "Goodbye Japan."
24 95: Seattle Asahi on Second Japan Tour
Translation of Japanese title: "Sept. 6, 1918, Asahi vs. Keio University baseball game, published by Asahi Team Supporters' Organization."
  • a.: Seattle Asahi infielders, Japan, Sept. 6, 1918
  • b.: Seattle Asahi manager Frank Fukuda with Asahi catcher, Japan
  • c.: Seattle Asahi outfielders, Japan
1918
24 96: Seattle Asahi pitchers, Japan 1918
24 97-100: Asahi vs. Keio University, Japan Sept. 6, 1918
25 101: Seattle Nippon baseball team, Seattle, Wash.
L to R: M. Saito, T. Kajiwara, Y. Shimada (C), K. Imai (SS), N. Togo (P), T. Sakoda (1B), T. Takano (3B), F. Fukuda (2B), K.Ozawa (LF), M. Yatagai (RF).
ca. 1906-1908
25 102: Seattle Mikado baseball team with Northwest Japanese Baseball Tournament trophy, Seattle, Wash.
Back row L to R: Takao Ozawa (RF), Jimmy Koyama (C), Katsuji Nakamura (Manager), Michio Saito (CF), _____Inaba (C); Front Row L to R: Yoshiako Marumo (3B), Frank Tokichi Fukuda (SS), _____Endo (2B), Tamotsu Otani (P), John F. Ikeda (RF), Motomi Miyasaka (1B).
1910
25 103: Japanese baseball team "G" (probably Seattle, Wash.)
Fukuda, middle row, 4th from left.
1912
26 104: Women's baseball team (probably Seattle, Wash.) 1908
26 105: Chicago baseball players with Asahi women players
Toyo Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
Translation of Japanese: "Girls Chicago vs. Asahi."
1918
26 106: Seattle Mikado vs. University of Chicago, Seattle, Wash.
Frank Fukuda, 12th from left.
ca.1908-1912
27 107: Seattle Mikado baseball team, Seattle, Wash.
Back Row L to R: Kakuichi Yamada, Yoshiaki Marumo, George Engle (manager), Tamotsu Otani, John S. Ikeda, Motomi Miyasaka; Front Row L to R: Michio Saito, Jimmy Koyama, Frank Tokichi Fukuda, _____Omiya, and _____Kiso.
ca. 1908-1912
27 108: Ten young Japanese men
Frank Fukuda, back row, center.
28 109: Michio Saito, Seattle Mikado baseball team player
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1911
28 110: Seattle Mikado baseball team player
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1911
28 111: Omiya, Seattle Mikado baseball team player
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1911
28 112: Motomi Miyasaka, Seattle Mikado baseball team player
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1911
28 113: John S. Ikeda, Seattle Mikado baseball team player
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1911
28 114: Yoshiaki Marumo, Seattle Mikado baseball player
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1911
28 115: Seattle Mikado baseball team, Seattle, Wash.
Frank Fukuda, 6th from left.
ca.1908-1912
28 116: Seattle Mikado vs. University of Chicago, Seattle, Wash. ca. 1908-1912
28 117: Seattle Mikado baseball team, Seattle, WA
Frank Fukuda, 5th from left.
ca. 1908-1912
Images of Japanese Theater Performances:
Folder
29 118: Frank Fukuda in a performance
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
Translation of Japanese on back: "Sugimoto."
Nov. 3, 1915
29 119: Japanese theater performer
29 120: Asahi Club performance, Nippon Kan Theater, Seattle, Wash. 1919
30 121: Asahi player in Under the Moonlight, Nippon Kan Theater, Seattle, Wash.
Aiko Photo Studio (photographer)
1918
30 122: Asahi players Kobayashi and Nakamura in Under the Moonlight, Nippon Kan Theater, Seattle, Wash.
Aiko Photo Studio (photographer)
1918
30 123: Asahi Club performance, Nippon Kan Theater, Seattle, Wash. 1919
30 124: Asahi Club performance, Nippon Kan Theater, Seattle, Wash. 1925
31 125: Musical performance
Frank Fukuda, far right.
31 126: Asahi Club performance, Nippon Kan Theater
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1915
31 127: Japanese theater performance, Nippon Kan Theater
Toyo Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
31 128: Asahi player Kotami Masuda in Japanese theater performance, Seattle, Wash.
Translation of Japanese on back: "Kotami Masuda at Korikiri."
Nov.16, 1924
31 129: Fundraising performance at the Nippon Kan Theater
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
Translation of Japanese on back: "Play for Donation, Nippon Kan."
1915
32 130: Japanese theater performance, Seattle, Wash. 1915
32 131: Asahi Club members/theatrical performers, Seattle, Wash.
Frank Fukuda, 2nd row, 3rd from left.
ca.1908-1912
33 132: Japanese theater performance, Nippon Kan Theater, Seattle, Wash. ca. 1915
33 133: Japanese theater performance, Nippon Kan Theater
Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.) (photographer)
1915
34 134: Asahi player, Toshio, in Japanese theater performance, Seattle, Wash.
Translation of Japanese on back: "To Fukuda, Toshio."
34 135: Japanese theater performer
34 136: Japanese theater performance
Translation of banner: "There is nothing as precious as yourself in the universe."
35 137: Japanese theater performance

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Miscellaneous Photographs
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Folder
36 138: Seattle Asahi baseball team
Fukuda, manager, back row, center.
36 139a: Coach Frank Fukuda
M270a (photographs map case) 139b: Hirosho and Fuji baseball teams
Arthur M. Prentiss, Portland, Ore.
37 140a: Seattle Asahi baseball team visits well-known Japanese businessman Eichi Shibusana, Japan 1918
M270a (photographs map case) 140b: Asahi, Waseda, and Mikado baseball teams
K. Kiyota
July 10, 1921
37 141: Seattle Asahi team at restaurant/teahouse, Japan
Frank Fukuda, seated in dark robe; Mr. Ryozo Hiranuma, in rear wearing suit.
1921
37 142: Seattle Asahi team visits Sir Okuma (founder of Waseda University) at his residence
Frank Fukuda, middle row, 2nd from left; Sir Okuma, in robes, on Fukuda's left.
38 143: Frank Fukuda (center) with Ka Ho Elementary School baseball team, Japan 1922
39 144a: Meeting of female students at Japanese Language School, Portland, Or.
Frank Fukuda, principal, center left, holding daughter (Sachiko/Yukiko); Mrs. Hatsue Fukuda, center right.
ca. 1927-1931
M270a (photographs map case) 144b: Portland Fuji (Portland, Ore.) and Shinko Shogyo Commercial School (Kobe, Japan) baseball teams at Coast League Park
Coffey
Aug. 6, 1929

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University of Washington Baseball Team Japan Tour , 1908
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Folder
40 145: Washington team going to Waseda University field
2 copies.
40 146: Waseda University team at field
40 147-148: First game of UW vs. Waseda University Sept. 19, 1908
40 149-150: Second game of UW vs. Waseda Sept. 23, 1908
41 151: Waseda team warming up
41 152: Waseda University and UW teams with lineup
In Japanese.
41 153-154: UW practice at Waseda field
41 155: Waseda University team
41 156: Keio University team
41 157: UW vs. Keio University game
41 158: UW players at field entry
42 159: Game scorecard
42 160-163: Baseball game
42 164: View of the fans in the grandstand
42 165: Baseball game
43 166a-c: UW vs. Waseda University
43 167a-b: UW vs. Keio University
44 168: Seal of Kanaya Hotel, Japan
44 169: Newspaper clipping from Everett Daily Herald, "Webster Hoover to Catch in the Orient," Fri., July 24, 1908
box:oversize
OS box 170: UW team members in jinrickshaws, Tokyo, Japan
K. Takai Studio (photographer)

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Fukuda, Frank Tokichi, 1889-1941--Photographs
  • Fukuda, Hatsue--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Asahi (Baseball team)--Photographs
  • Cherry (Baseball team)--Photographs
  • Mikado (Baseball team)--Photographs
  • Nippon (Baseball team)--Photographs
  • Nippon Kan Theater (Seattle, Wash.)  ( photographer)
  • University of Washington--Baseball
  • Waseda Daigaku--Baseball
  • Subject Terms :
  • Amateur theater--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Baseball players--Japan--Photographs
  • Baseball players--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Baseball--Japan--History
  • Baseball--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Japanese American baseball players--Oregon--Portland--Photographs
  • Japanese American baseball players--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Japanese American baseball players--Washington (State)--Wapato--Photographs
  • Japanese Americans--Travel--Japan
  • Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Japanese drama--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Youth league baseball--Washington (State)--History
  • Other Creators :
  • Aiko Studio (Seattle, Wash.)  ( photographer)
  • Toyo Studio (Seattle, Wash.)  ( photographer)

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