Laundromats

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Laundromats (42)

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Hal Keimi Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-458-16)
vh Hal Keimi Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-458-16)
Finishing high school, parents start up another dry cleaning business
Yokohama Tailor and Laundry (ddr-densho-12-5)
img Yokohama Tailor and Laundry (ddr-densho-12-5)
The Yokohama Tailor and Laundry, located on 515 Yesler Way in Seattle's Nihonmachi, was operated by the Kunitsugu family. Fusa Kunitsugu is on the right.
George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
doc George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
Oral history interview with George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hashimoto, George Masashi and Mitsuno
Yokohama Tailor and Laundry (ddr-densho-12-10)
img Yokohama Tailor and Laundry (ddr-densho-12-10)
Fusa Kunitsugu (left) and her son, Teruo, inside the Yokohama Tailor and Laundry, located at 515 Yesler Way in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown.
George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
doc George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
Oral history interview with George Toshiyuki Teraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Teraoka, George Toshiyuki
Masuji and Kaneko Katano (ddr-csujad-8-27)
doc Masuji and Kaneko Katano (ddr-csujad-8-27)
Oral history interview with Masuji and Kaneko Katano. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Katano, Masuji and Kaneko
Naomi Tagawa (ddr-csujad-8-69)
doc Naomi Tagawa (ddr-csujad-8-69)
Oral history interview with Naomi Tagawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tagawa, Naomi
Wapato Laundry (ddr-densho-62-3)
img Wapato Laundry (ddr-densho-62-3)
Takagi's Wapato Laundry, the business run by Edith Watanabe's parents.
Group pose in front of laundromat (ddr-densho-359-123)
img Group pose in front of laundromat (ddr-densho-359-123)
The Okano family owned and operated a laundry business in several different Washington cities as the family moved around the state.
Two men in front of laundromat (ddr-densho-359-127)
img Two men in front of laundromat (ddr-densho-359-127)
The Okano family owned and operated a laundry business in several different Washington cities as the family moved around the state.
Bainbridge Cleaners (ddr-densho-359-1228)
img Bainbridge Cleaners (ddr-densho-359-1228)
The outside of Phil Okano's cleaners on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1221)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1221)
Phil writes about meeting a friend of Alice's in Denver. He also writes about his day at the laundry and shopping trip to buy a new jacket.
Family business (ddr-densho-359-437)
img Family business (ddr-densho-359-437)
The storefront of Phil Okano's cleaning and pressing shop.
Inside Bainbridge Cleaners (ddr-densho-359-1229)
img Inside Bainbridge Cleaners (ddr-densho-359-1229)
The interior of Phil Okano's cleaners on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Man and child in front of laundromat (ddr-densho-359-125)
img Man and child in front of laundromat (ddr-densho-359-125)
The Okano family owned and operated a laundry business in several different Washington cities as the family moved around the state.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1220)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1220)
Phil discusses if Denver would be a good place to try to open his own laundry or cleaning business based on what he's talked about with other people in the business.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1217)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1217)
Phil writes about receiving his first paycheck and learning to use a steam gun for silk pressing.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1222)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1222)
Phil writes about his continued work at the laundry. He warns Alice, his wife, not to write back because he'll be on the move.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1219)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1219)
Phil writes about his work at the laundry and visiting another laundry called Band Bou that could hire him and specialize in different types of fabric cleaning that he is keen to learn. He reminds Alice, his wife, to pay the rent on their house since he isn't sure Denver is a place he would like ...
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1215)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1215)
Phil writes of his first day at his new job at a laundry in Denver. He says he can only keep the job for a little while so he discusses the pros and cons of staying in Denver to find more work or returning to Caldwell, Idaho.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1216)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1216)
Phil talks about his work at the laundry and how he believes he is improving. At this point Phil thinks he will stay in Denver another week.
Southeast corner of 6th and King Street (ddr-densho-353-120)
img Southeast corner of 6th and King Street (ddr-densho-353-120)
Japanese businesses included the King coffee shop, the Mukilteo hotel, Panama grocery and express, Hinode Laundry baths and the Paris Hotel.
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