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

Japantown Theater

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 11, 2013
1. Japantown Theater Marker
Inscription.  San Jose Japantown was the center of many amusements. We had theater that performed Kabuki and modern shows, like “love stories.” When I was young, people gathered here with their horse and wagon – just tied their horse up to the post and sometimes kept it there all day and night. It was the only place Japanese could gather.
- Katsusaburo Kawahara
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansEntertainmentNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 20.94′ N, 121° 53.592′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and Jackson Street, on the left when traveling north on North 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 587 North 6th 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. Takalkni Printing (within shouting distance of this marker); Asahi Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Sumo Ring Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Dobashi Market
Japantown Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 11, 2013
2. Japantown Theater Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Kawakami Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hori Midwife House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesley United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Japantown Garage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on May 2, 2013. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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