Tashiro's Hardware Store

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Wing Luke Asian Museum Collection

Tashiro's Hardware Store, established in 1917, was a prominent business located on Prefontaine Avenue in the heart of Seattle's Nihonmachi. Kanjiro Tashiro (without hat) sold Japanese folding knives before opening his hardware store in Seattle. During World War II, he stored his inventory at Northcoast Importing. After the war, Tashiro reopened his business and continued to sell hardware as well as fishing tackle to Seattle's Japanese American community. The store closed in 1980.

c. 1925


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Courtesy of the Wing Luke Asian Museum

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