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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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.

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.

The Fujino girls in front of the Waldon Hotel (ddr-densho-353-217)
img The Fujino girls in front of the Waldon Hotel (ddr-densho-353-217)
A note on the back identifies the girls as Matsuko, Akiko, and Hideko.
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