Daily life in the camps was artificial and difficult. Inmates started schools, sports teams, theater groups, and other civic organizations to try to fill their days with a sense of normalcy.
Baseball was one of the most popular sports played in the camps. This softball belonged to George Hirahara, who was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain camp. The numbers indicate his barracks location and the years he was imprisoned. Kelly Matsumura used this baseball glove at the Gila River camp in Arizona from 1942 to 1945.