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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.
Photographed 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
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Asian Americans.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Jackson Street, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Kawakami Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
2. Kawakami Building Marker
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of this marker); Asahi Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Ken Ying Low (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Additional keywords. Japantown
 
Detail from the Kawakami Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
3. Detail from the Kawakami Building Marker
Kawakami Building Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, April 12, 2022
4. Kawakami Building Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on April 16, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022