Yu Darvish Father Farsad Darvishsefat And Mother Ikuyo Darvish
Yu Darvish parents nationality is Japanese and Iranian. Farsad is from Iran and Ikuyo is from Japan.
Farsad and Ikuyo raised three sons in Osaka, Japan, including Yu. The couple met at Eckerd College, Florida, and later in 1982, the couple moved to Japan.
Despite having a famous son in Yu, the couple has remained away from the public limelight. On his Instagram, Yu hasn't shared a single photograph of his mom and dad, which is mainly devoted to his life on the diamond.
Yu Darvish Mother Ikuyo Continues To Live In Japan
Ikuyo Darvish is currently a resident of Habikino. Ikuyo previously worked at NPO Win-Win Association.
The proud mama of the Padres pitcher Ikuyo Darvish continues to live in her homeland. She is available on Facebook and has a passion for traveling and photography.
In 2017, Ikuyo traveled to the States to watch her son play in the All-Star game. She shared a gallery of images from the trip on her Facebook handle.
In 2019, Ikuyo took another trip to the US. This time, she visited San Francisco and shared images of the Golden Gate Bridge and the street train station, two places that Ikuyo wrote were unmissable if one took a trip to the Sunshine State.
On her Facebook handle, Ikuyo shared several posts about her son's onfield glory and off-field philanthropic work. The baseballer runs a Water Fund which provides clean drinking water to 11 developing countries worldwide.
Farsad Darvishsefat Is A Former Collegiate Soccer Player
Farsad was a competitive racer in motocross in high school.
Born and raised in Iran by a father who was a professional travel agent, Farsad was told to broaden his horizon. And because of that, Farsad traveled to the States to pursue higher education in 1977.
Farsad completed high school in Berkshire, Massachusetts, and later joined Eckerd College, where he played soccer. In an interview with ESPN, Farsad said there was some mistreatment towards him because of his ethnicity. This led him to be on the bench most of the time.
Farsad later joined Eastern Washington University and was a fan of the Seahawks. When he moved to Japan in 1982, he had to adjust to the new culture he wasn't quite familiar with.
After his son's birth, Farsad tried to learn Japanese, and growing up, Yu wasn't much exposed to his Israeli roots. The baseballer has visited Israel twice and considers himself 100% Japanese.
Yu Darvish speaking Farsi during interviews would be a dream come true for his fans. However, he currently uses an interpreter.
In Japan, Farsad has tried to honor his Israeli roots by opening Darvish Gallery. The gallery is located in Osaka and has several Persian arts on display.