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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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.
Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-72)
doc Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-72)
Hatsuno Hotty Okine's withholding receipt 1944 Form W-2 issued by the Ray Industries, Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_14_001
Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-74)
doc Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-74)
Hatsuno Hotty Okine's withholding receipt 1944 Form W-2 from Avenue Hotel Corporations, Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_14_003
Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-73)
doc Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-73)
Hatsuno Hotty Okine's withholding receipt 1944 Form W-2 issued by the Ray Industries, Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_14_002
Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-73-7)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-73-7)
Returning home and opening a new 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.

Dorothy H. Sato Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-50-3)
vh Dorothy H. Sato Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-50-3)
Growing up in Seattle where parents ran a 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 ...

Seiko Edamatsu Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-195-6)
vh Seiko Edamatsu Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-195-6)
Recalling parents' hotel, interactions with people of different ethnicities

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.

Mara Mihara Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-194-8)
vh Mara Mihara Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-194-8)
Description of family hotel, loyal 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 5 (ddr-densho-1000-187-5)
vh George Yamada Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-187-5)
Memories of parents' hotel business: helping to stoke the boiler

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.

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.
Northeast corner of 6th and Weller Street (ddr-densho-353-123)
img Northeast corner of 6th and Weller Street (ddr-densho-353-123)
Japanese businesses included the Midway hotel, a barber, tailor, dry goods store, and retaurants.
Man in suit in front of hotel (ddr-densho-359-1059)
img Man in suit in front of hotel (ddr-densho-359-1059)
A man stands in front of Benton Hotel. Eddie and Jeanette Otsuka operated the Benton Hotel before World War II. The Benton Hotel was located at 1420 6th Ave.
Tamijiro Mori (ddr-csujad-8-93)
doc Tamijiro Mori (ddr-csujad-8-93)
Oral history interview with Tamijiro Mori. 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 Mori, Tamajiro
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.)
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