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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Hotel industry (89)

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Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-191-7)
vh Richard H. Yamamoto Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-191-7)
Description of parents' hotel, 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.

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 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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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