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 (87)

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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.
Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 2 (ddr-one-7-73-2)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 2 (ddr-one-7-73-2)
Parents' hotel business

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.

George Azumano Interview Segment 2 (ddr-one-7-32-2)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 2 (ddr-one-7-32-2)
Description of family's hotel and grocery store business

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.

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.

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.

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.

George Yamada Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-187-3)
vh George Yamada Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-187-3)
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.

Southwest corner of 6th and Weller Street (ddr-densho-353-122)
img Southwest corner of 6th and Weller Street (ddr-densho-353-122)
Japanese businesses included the Paris hotel and Hinode Laundry baths.
Man poses in front of building (ddr-densho-359-990)
img Man poses in front of building (ddr-densho-359-990)
The reflection in the window is the sign of the building across the street "New World Life Building". The glass behind the man shows the letter "TEL". The building may be the Benton Hotel.
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
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.
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