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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Form No. CL. 1: Claim for Damage to or Loss of Real or Personal Property by a Person of Japanese Ancestry (ddr-densho-483-67)
doc Form No. CL. 1: Claim for Damage to or Loss of Real or Personal Property by a Person of Japanese Ancestry (ddr-densho-483-67)
Claim filed by Fukuyama family for damages and lost property during World War II incarceration. Claim filed for $1106. Approved for $829 on 11/1/25.
Reynolds Hotel room key tags (ddr-densho-483-142)
img Reynolds Hotel room key tags (ddr-densho-483-142)
Collection of six brass tags for the Reynolds Hotel room keys.
Hotel Reynolds flyer (ddr-densho-483-62)
doc Hotel Reynolds flyer (ddr-densho-483-62)
Hotel owned by the Ima family before and after the war. Still under the family's ownership.
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.

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 3 (ddr-densho-1000-193-3)
vh Sam Ogo Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-193-3)
Description of 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.

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.

Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-191-8)
vh Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-191-8)
Memories of helping at parents' hotel: spraying for bedbugs, stoking the furnace

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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