Workshop depicts pre-war life in Sacramento’s Japantown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Not known to most people, California’s capital city once housed the fourth largest Japantown in the state. Now however, decades after the 1956 Capitol Mall Redevelopment Project tore down its buildings, Sacramento’s Japantown lives on only in old photos and in the hearts of those who walked the town streets. In an […]

Reclaiming the history of Sacramento’s lost Japantown

SACRAMENTO’S HISTORIC JAPANTOWN: LEGACY OF A LOST NEIGHBORHOOD By Kevin Wildie. (Charlestown, S.C. : The History Press, 2013, 192 pp., $19.99, paperback) In this slim volume, Kevin Wildie transports us back to a disappeared community. With help from oral histories and numerous photographs, he tells the tale of Sacramento’s Fourth Street Japantown. Founded at the turn […]

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