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Santa Barbara

Reconstructing the 18th century Spanish presidio permanently displaced what little remained of Santa Barbara’s Japanese American community. A modest town of 500 in 1940 offered 3 hotels, 4 florists, 4 markets, 3 nurseries, 3 restaurants, 3 garages, 2 churches, and various services such as cleaning, laundry, and shoe repair. All that remains is a flower shop, a shoe repair, and the site of Japanese American News and Gospel Home.

Listings 

Asahi Grocery

111 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
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Asakura Hotel

111.5 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
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Buddhist Church

E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
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Buddhist YMWBA

131 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Chop Suey

111.5 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Congregational Church

117 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
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Fukushima Midwife

129.5 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Gospel Home

330 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Hoover Market

11 E Anapama St, Santa Barbara
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Japanese American News

330 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Japanese Association

131 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Japanese School

131 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Kano Cactus Shop

State and Figueroa St, Santa Barbara

Kudo Flower Shop

1294 Coast Highway, Santa Barbara

Kumamoto Kaigai

131 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Masu

unknown address, Santa Barbara

Ohka Low Chop Suey

111.5 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara

Rafu Shimpo

1100 Valley Rd, E., Santa Barbara

Shobu Kwan

119 E De La Guerra, Santa Barbara

Suzuki Hotel

820 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara
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Watanabe Co

129 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
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Yamada Hotel

125 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara
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Yoneda Market

224 Buena Vista Rd, Santa Barbara
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