Asahi All-Stars, Japan, 1921

Tour of Japan

Esteemed Asahis

The Asahi ballplayers' tour showed their relatives in Japan how successful Nikkei were in Canada. Their communities at home in British Columbia regarded the team with new respect. The Asahis' popularity surged on their return to Vancouver.


Vancouver Asahi All-Stars, Japan, 1921. N. Oda, photographer. Courtesy of the Kitagawa Family.