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.

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Nihonmachi hotel (ddr-densho-124-16)
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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

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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.)
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

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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
Washington Hotel (ddr-densho-34-45)
img Washington Hotel (ddr-densho-34-45)
The two-story Washington Hotel (left) was started in about 1900 by Hanjiro Kono and was later operated by Sohichi Shigemura. The Ikuta Barber Shop is behind the community bulletin board along the walkway. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Sam Ogo Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-193-12)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-193-12)
Helping with parents' hotel business

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Mii Tai Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-186-15)
vh Mii Tai Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-186-15)
Running a hotel postwar: daily chores, clientele

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

George Yamada Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-187-4)
vh George Yamada Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-187-4)
Description of family hotel: housed transitional workers

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

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