Hotel industry

Many entrepreneurial Japanese families owned and operated hotels in Japantowns or Chinatowns. In Seattle, for instance, the "skidroad" neighborhood featured many Japanese-run hotels where single men of various races and backgrounds lived. The hotels provided housing as well as income for the families.

Hotel industry (76)

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George Nakata Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-29-7)
vh George Nakata Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-29-7)
Description of family's hotel clientele

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Southeast corner of 5th and King Street (ddr-densho-353-118)
img Southeast corner of 5th and King Street (ddr-densho-353-118)
Japanese businesses included the Pool Room, The Sunrise Cafe, and the St. Nicholas Hotel, which was run by Mr. Kato.
Businesses on 5th Avenue south (ddr-densho-353-107)
img Businesses on 5th Avenue south (ddr-densho-353-107)
Between Jackson Street and King Street was the Dreamland Cabaret, the St. Paul and Diamond Hotels, Baths Laundry, the NP restaurant and an Italian restaurant.
Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-25-35)
vh Takashi Hori - Yoshito Mizuta - Elmer Tazuma Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-25-35)
The Seattle Japanese Hotel Association's role in dealing with the minimum housing code
The Niagara Hotel (ddr-densho-36-44)
img The Niagara Hotel (ddr-densho-36-44)
The Niagara Hotel, owned by K. Sawai, was located at 705-1/2 King Street in Seattle's Nihonmachi, Japantown. (Phone directory, 1925.)
Nihonmachi hotel (ddr-densho-124-16)
img Nihonmachi hotel (ddr-densho-124-16)
An Issei man stands in the doorway of his hotel, located on Yesler Avenue in Seattle's Nihonmachi or Japantown.
George Nakata Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-29-5)
vh George Nakata Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-29-5)
Growing up in family's hotel

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Northeast corner of 6th and King Street (ddr-densho-353-117)
img Northeast corner of 6th and King Street (ddr-densho-353-117)
Japanese businesses included the Dreamland Hotel, Komatsu-Zashi, Abe's dry goods store, Tokyo-Wan, Fujii Hotel, Inouye clothing store, New Golden Shoe repair, the Ogata's dry cleaning shop and the Salvation Army mission.
Block of Japanese businesses (ddr-densho-353-102)
img Block of Japanese businesses (ddr-densho-353-102)
Identified businesses are the dentists Dr. H Kato and Dr. S. Higashida upstairs, with the Welcome Hotel, Sanyo 10 cent store, Gosho Drugs, and the Jackson Street Sanitary barber shop on the street level.
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