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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Japantown Garage

 
 
Old Japantown Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
1. Old Japantown Garage Marker
Inscription. Card playing was a social outlet. When I was young, my grandfather brought me here when he stopped to see his friends. The windows were soaped to prevent people from peering in. I was only allowed to sit on a stool and watch the card games. The game [t]hey played was “Hana” – using small Japanese woodblock picture cards that were kept in dovetailed boxes.
Carole Murotsune Rast
 
Location. 37° 20.98′ N, 121° 53.615′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on North 6th Street just north of Jackson Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 North 6th Street, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ken Ying Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Kawakami Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Takalkni Printing (within shouting distance of this marker); Sumo Ring Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Asahi Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Dobashi Market (within shouting distance of
Old Japantown Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
2. Old Japantown Garage Marker
this marker); Taihei Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Japantown Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Additional keywords. Japantown
 
Categories. Asian AmericansEntertainment
 
Detail from the Old Japantown Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
3. Detail from the Old Japantown Garage Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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