Japanese Immigrants memorial in Little Tokyo L.A.

JAPANESE VILLAGE

Sperl Blacksmith
1920
Japanese Union Church
Buddhist Temple
San Pedro Firm
1930
Brunswig Drug
Warehouse
1960
Civic National Bank
Kayima Tower
Buddhist Temple
1970
New Otani Hotel
Japanese Union Church
Little Tokyo Towers
Buddhist Temple
Japanese Village
Fire Tower
Culture + Community Center
Weller Court
The Geffen Contemporary
1980
Japan America Theater
California First Bank
Tokyo Villas
Yaohan Market
Professional Building
Miyako Hotel
1990
Casa Heiwa
Japanese American Museum
2000
Democracy Center


LOCATION

Anzen Hardware Shop
Far East Cafe
Garden in the Sky
Garden of the Clear Stream
Senor Fish Restaurant
Vespa Motorscooter


PUBLIC ART

Bicycle Rack Sculpture
Friendship Knot
Go-For-Broke Monument
Harmony Artwork
Issei No Yume
Onizuka Memorial
Sugihara Memorial
To The Issei


LINKS

Rafu Shimpo News
Community Center
Go For Broke Monument


HISTORY

Little Tokyo is a revitalized cultural,
religious and commercial center of
the Japanese-American community
with the Japan Village as a center.

Since the opening of a small cafe
in 1844, the first business run by
an Issei (as the immigrants called
themselves) immigration increased
steadily.
Soon Japanese restaurants, barber
shops, groceries, dry goods and
drug stores and rooming houses
opened in the area south of City Hall.

The American-born, second generation,
Nisei managed to maintain Little Tokyo's
economy during the Great Depression.

During World War II citizens of Japanese
ancestry were held in internment camps
without due process of law.








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