San Francisco's Japantown (Images of America Series)

San Francisco's Japantown (Images of America Series)

by The Japantown Task Force, Inc., Japantown Task Force
     
 

Many people driving by elegant Japantown appreciate the graceful architecture of the pagodas and fountains but do not know much about the Japanese community that has long been a vibrant part of San Francisco. Japantown--one

of only three left in this country--began as Nihonjinmachi, or "Japanese People's Town," after the first Japanese arrived here in 1869. As

Overview


Many people driving by elegant Japantown appreciate the graceful architecture of the pagodas and fountains but do not know much about the Japanese community that has long been a vibrant part of San Francisco. Japantown--one

of only three left in this country--began as Nihonjinmachi, or "Japanese People's Town," after the first Japanese arrived here in 1869. As their numbers increased, institutions arose to serve them, including churches, schools, and various civic and social organizations. The

population drifted through various parts of the city and finally settled in the Western Addition after the 1906 earthquake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738530598
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,323,908
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


In this new retrospective, the Japantown Task Force, Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving the cultural and historical resources of the Japanese community, presents a fantastic collection of vintage photographs from the archives of the National Japanese American Historical Society, the Japanese American National Library, and the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, as well as from local, private sources.

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