California Japantowns - Exploring the preservation of history, culture, and community...


Orange County was scattered with small settlements of Japanese familes engaged in farming. Most of the surveyed towns had a handful of businesses and Japanese schools. Extant churches were found in Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Wintersburg (Huntington Beach).


Highway Fruit Stand

1125 N Los Angeles, Anaheim

Japanese School

La Palma St and N Citron, Anaheim

Nikko Chop Suey

323 E Center St, Anaheim

O.K Grocery

315 E Center St, Anaheim

Rafu Shimpo Br

Rt. 4, Box 93, Anaheim