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Vacaville

Early Japanese immigrants first began as farm laborers in Vacaville and developed a large Japantown by 1910. As agricultural growth in California expanded to other regions, Vacaville’s Japantown contracted; by 1940, it held 2 churches, a Japanese school, over a dozen community organizations, and 6 companies. With the razing of much of the town to make way for military occupation, Vacaville’s Japantown never fully re-established after the war. In 2007, the former site of the Buddhist Church was designated as a California historic point of interest.

Listings 

A.B.C. Co.

P.O. Box 298, Vacaville
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Buddhist Church

Dobbins Street, Vacaville
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City Market

P.O. Box 123, Vacaville
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Ichimoto Co.

P.O. Box 456, Vacaville

Ichimoto Taxi

P.O. Box 456, Vacaville
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Kimotoya Hotel

P.O. Box 553, Vacaville
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M.E. Church

519 Boyd Street, Vacaville
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ME Fujinkai

519 Boyd Street, Vacaville

Nakamura Co.

P.O. Box 221, Vacaville

Naniwa Tei

P.O. Box 814, Vacaville
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News Farm

P.O. Box 539, Vacaville

Nishioka Co.

P.O. Box 754, Vacaville

Vacaville Farm

P.O. Box 727, Vacaville

Wakayama Hotel

P.O. Box 575, Vacaville
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Y.M.W.B.A.

Dobbins Street, Vacaville

Yamada Co.

P.O. Box 185, Vacaville

Yamanaka Barber

P.O. Box 456, Vacaville
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