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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: January 30, 2012
Caption: Nihonmachi Marker - Settlers (Panel 2)
Additional Description: [Photo captions, clockwise from the top left:]
Sumó tournament in the athletic field at Sixth and Jackson Sts. Sports events such as these attracted large crowds and provided opportunities for socializing and revelry. (Photo courtesy of Bill Kogura)
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 630 N. Fifth St., under construction during the 1930s. This structure, employing authentic Buddhist design, was constructed by two leading builders, brothers Gentaro and Shinzaburo Nishiura. (Photo courtesy of Masuo Akizuki)
Kuwabara Hospital, 565 N. Fifth St., served the medical needs of the Nikkie community from 1910 to 1933. During the 1980s the structure was renovated and renamed the Issei Memorial Building as a legacy “for future generations.” (Photo courtesy of Grant Shimizu)
The San Jose Asahi baseball team in c.1920. The all-star team was widely known in Nikkei communities throughout northern California. (Photo courtesy of Kawahara Family, Kanemoto Collection, and California History Center Archives)
Submitted: February 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p192292
File Size: 2.610 Megabytes
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