Performers from Asahi fundraiser, 1924

The Club and the community

Supporting the club

In the community, the Asahis were special. Every year in the 1920s and 30s the community raised funds for the club’s expenses. Leading businessmen helped support team members find jobs in the city. In 1920, some donated funds to establish a dormitory to lodge Asahi players.


Performers from Asahi fundraiser, 1924. Empress Studio. Courtesy of the Kitagawa Family.