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img Dinner party (ddr-densho-124-27)
These Issei are eating dinner at Maneki Restaurant in Seattle's Nihonmachi or Japantown. (L to R): Azuma (or Higashi), Eiji, unidentified, Tamura, unidentified, Azuma (or Higashi), Yoshizo (or Ryozo), Yamaguchi, Tadashi.
img Nihonmachi restaurant (ddr-densho-140-2)
Genji Mihara talks with the waiter at an Issei-operated cafe in Seattle's Nihonmachi or Japantown. (L to R): Genji Mihara, Sakae Ojima, unidentified.
doc Labor Unions Want a White Vancouver (September 13, 1907) (ddr-densho-56-102)
The Seattle Daily Times, September 13, 1907, p. 5
doc Boycott on Japanese. Quiet Attempt to Run Out the Cheap Restaurants. (May 1, 1900) (ddr-densho-56-8)
The Seattle Daily Times, May 1, 1900, p. 5
img Grand Restaurant (ddr-densho-15-124)
The Grand Restaurant was operated by George and Kane Mitsuoka. It was located on First Avenue between Pike and Union Streets.
img Interior of restaurant (ddr-densho-351-30)
Most likely the interior of the Atlas Cafe.
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.
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.
img A Japanese Association meeting in the Maneki Restaurant garden (ddr-densho-353-322)
The association was honoring senior citizens at this event.
img The Coffee Cup Cafe (ddr-densho-353-94)
The Cafe was located on 2nd Avenue.
img Southeast corner of 5th and King Street (ddr-densho-353-118)
Japanese businesses included the Pool Room, The Sunrise Cafe, and the St. Nicholas Hotel, which was run by Mr. Kato.
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.
img Yamaguchiken members meet at the Maneki Restaurant garden (ddr-densho-353-321)
The Hotel Astra is visible on the hill in the background.
img Dawn Noodle (ddr-densho-162-13)
Proprietor Tomoye Morita (right) and Helen Utsumi.
img Aloha Fountain (ddr-densho-162-5)
Aloha Fountain was a popular eating establishment in Salt Lake City's Japantown. Pictured are owners Wally and Mary Doi.
img New Kimpa Cafe (ddr-densho-162-6)
The New Kimpa Cafe was located in Salt Lake City's Japantown. Pictured are Mary Doi and Kiyoko Nishida.
img Woman standing in Maneki Garden (ddr-densho-166-4)
The garden of the Maneki restaurant in Seattle, owned and operated by an Issei couple, Kida and Yone (usually known as Oshizu) Iwasauke. The restaurant was established prior to World War II, and is still in operation today. Pictured is Masaye Mayeno, the niece of Yone Kaita. Yone invited Masaye to come to the U.S. and …
img Postcard of Maneki Garden (ddr-densho-166-1)
The garden of the Maneki restaurant in Seattle, owned and operated by an Issei couple, Kida and Yone (usually known as Oshizu) Iwasauke. The restaurant was established prior to World War II, and is still in operation today.
img Grand opening of the Chop Suey House restaurant (ddr-densho-167-82)
Proprietor Iwao Kuroishi.