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The Japanese started to arrive in San Jose, California, around 1890 in the Heinlenville area, which was once on the outskirts of the city. Many of the businesses that the Japanese opened would serve the needs of the growing Japanese population, who came to the Santa Clara Valley to take advantage of opportunities in the agricultural industry. Out of 46 Japantowns, only three remain in California. San Jose's Japantown is unique in that it is the only surviving Japantown that has remained in its original location. Today, San Jose's Japantown is a thriving and evolving mix of traditional and contemporary arts, culture, and lifestyle.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Social Science, Photography
Series Title: Images of America
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: James Nagareda
Street Date: April 17, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-2049
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