Japantown’s Peace Plaza — A chance to heal

Shattered tiles, forced removal and broken promises. To those unfamiliar with San Francisco Japantown, some might think that the Peace Plaza is just another open space in the city. But the cold, hardscape of the current design, is an unremarkable feature of a neighborhood that has never truly healed from the tragic history surrounding the […]

Draft report to landmark the Peace Pagoda and Plaza in San Francisco’s Japantown

On Sept. 18, 2013, the SF Historic Preservation Commission passed a resolution that endorsed the JCHESS (Japantown Cultural Heritage and Economic Sustainability Strategy) and directed the Planning Department staff to add three sites of cultural and historical significance located in Japantown to its work program to explore the potential for designating the sites as Article […]

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