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Title: Frank S. Fujii Interview
Narrator: Frank S. Fujii
Interviewers: Larry Hashima (primary), Beth Kawahara (secondary)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: September 3 and 5, 1997
Densho ID: denshovh-ffrank-01-0016

FF: Oh, it was well-organized, 'cause we were in a section, or -- section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 -- there were seven sections and there was nine blocks, nine blocks in every section -- and every section could have a team, a block team -- they have a league for that. And they have made up teams in the double A, which is the best of the camp, camp athletes. And then the single A, and double B's and C's. And then peewee league like I played when I was twelve years old. I think that whole scenario was amazing, because the communities pitched in. As an example, the outdoor sand is our court, and what you do is you sweep away the sand, 'cause you want a hard floor surface. And we all pitched in to sweep and keep it and water it and, and work out the kinks and wrinkles so the ball would bounce properly. And we had like an actual, like a real floor. And then they use, first they use two by fours, but if it stuck out a little and if you were on the line, on the edge line, you could hurt yourself. So we started to get sophisticated, used white flour for markings, but that didn't last long 'cause it... but there were a lot of things that were done in camp to make the game so professional.

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