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

Ocean Park

South of Santa Monica, a small cluster of Japanese families settled in Ocean Park. Living close to the pier, several operated concessions, amusement, and café businesses in the 1940s. A Japanese school was also established in the area. Nothing remains of the former Japanese settlement along the Ocean Park pier.



172 Ocean Park Pier, Ocean Park


67 Ocean Park Pier, Ocean Park

Frank's Place

Ocean Park Pier, Ocean Park

Hakuyo Kan

2625 Main St, Ocean Park

Wonder Market

2926 Main St, Ocean Park