Industry and employment

At the turn of the century, Japanese immigrants (Issei) came to the United States to work on the rapidly expanding plantations of Hawaii and the farms, lumber mills, railroads and canneries of the Pacific Coast. They quickly realized this type of work was not going to bring them wealth, and many began looking for more promising opportunities. Farming, fishing and small businesses were often seen as the answer.

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Kay Kawasaki and George Yuki (ddr-jamsj-1-23)
img Kay Kawasaki and George Yuki (ddr-jamsj-1-23)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Fred, Roy, Yone, Harry, George, Kangi, & Chet (ddr-jamsj-1-25)
img Fred, Roy, Yone, Harry, George, Kangi, & Chet (ddr-jamsj-1-25)
Landscapers working in front of the Sumitomo Bank of California.
Don
img Don "Moon" Kikuchi 1955-1956 (ddr-jamsj-1-215)
Don "Moon" Kikuchi was the Garden City Gardeners' Club President from 1955 to 1956.
Seizaburo Mukai's Jackson Theater (ddr-densho-353-95)
img Seizaburo Mukai's Jackson Theater (ddr-densho-353-95)
Seizaburo Mukai also ran the Atlas, the Circle, and the Rialto theaters.
Men working on a railroad (ddr-densho-353-43)
img Men working on a railroad (ddr-densho-353-43)
Captioned: "Snoqualmie Falls crew laying railroad tracks."
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.
Men hauling produce in a truck (ddr-densho-353-49)
img Men hauling produce in a truck (ddr-densho-353-49)
Captioned: "Produce hauled to the Pike Place Market on a new Mack truck."
Jiro Kaneko's Pacific Printing Company (ddr-densho-353-87)
img Jiro Kaneko's Pacific Printing Company (ddr-densho-353-87)
The Pacific Printing Company was located at 611 Main Street.
Star Laundry wagon (ddr-densho-353-72)
img Star Laundry wagon (ddr-densho-353-72)
Star Laundry was located at 1229 Jackson Street. A note on the back indicates the driver as Mr. Shimono.
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