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

Kawakami Building

 
 
Kawakami Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
1. Kawakami Building Marker
Inscription. When folks came back from the internment camps many of them were helped a lot by a local businessman, Torahiko Kawakami. He worked through the Buddhist Church hostel to resettle people and to get them back on their feet. He became known as Japantown’s “Ombudsman.”
Wright Kawakami
 
Location. 37° 20.957′ N, 121° 53.627′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Jackson Street east of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Jackson Street, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dobashi Market (a few steps from this marker); Takalkni Printing (within shouting distance of this marker); Taihei Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Japantown Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Japantown Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Nihonmachi (within shouting distance of this marker); Asahi Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Ken Ying Low (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Additional keywords. Japantown
Kawakami Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
2. Kawakami Building Marker

 
Categories. Asian Americans
 
Detail from the Kawakami Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
3. Detail from the Kawakami Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 528 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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