Interior of Higo Ten-Cent Store

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Murakami Collection

The Higo Ten-Cent Store, established in the early 1900s by Sanzo Murakami and his wife Matsuyo, is one of the last prewar Japanese American businesses in Seattle's International District, formerly known as Nihonmachi. The store sold a wide variety of American- and Japanese-made goods to the surrounding Issei and Nisei community.

Early 1900s


Still Image


Courtesy of the Murakami Family Collection

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