"Go" Gameboard from Japanese Internment Camp

Fuju Sasakica. 1942-45

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

While interned in an Arizona relocation center, California resident Fuju Sasaki handmade this game of strategy. His family was forced to relocate in 1942, when Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the internment of individuals of Japanese descent. The Korematsu case challenged this executive order, but the Supreme Court upheld the president’s wartime decision.



  • Title: "Go" Gameboard from Japanese Internment Camp
  • Creator: Fuju Sasaki
  • Date Created: ca. 1942-45
  • Subject Keywords: Korematsu v. United States (1944), Executive Order 9066, Relocating the Japanese to Internment Camps, World War II
  • Original Source: National Constitution Center
  • Rights: National Constitution Center Collection, In honor of Herbert and Miiko Horikawa, from Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

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