Asahi All-Stars on the deck of S.S. Kashima Maru, 1921

Tour of Japan

Setting out

On August 25, 1921, the Asahi All-Stars boarded the steamship Kashima Maru and sailed to Japan, arriving on September 9. Centre fielder Eddie Kitagawa recalled, "It took us fourteen days to get there by boat and I was seasick the last eleven days."


Vancouver Asahi All-Stars on the deck of the S.S. Kashima Maru, 1921. Courtesy of the Kitagawa Family.