San Francisco Japantown History Walk

The History Walk is a 10 city block self-guided tour that includes 17 permanent interpretive signs highlighting points of historical and cultural significance of the Japanese American community.

Click the links below to view the Walk.

  San Francisco Japantown Sensu
     
1
  What Happened Here
2
  Injustice & Honor
3
  Uoki Sakai Market
4
  Commerce & Community
5
  Beginnings of Japantown in the Western Addition
6
  Benkyodo
7
  Educating the Nisei
8
  Heart & Soul
9
  The Spirit of Nihonmachi
10A
  In the Name of National Security
10B
  Kodomo No Tame Ni
(For the Sake of the Children)
11
  Issei Women’s Legacy
12
  A New Ballgame
13
  Internment Camps and Return to Nihonmachi
14
  Redevelopment to Redress
15
  San Francisco Japantown Sensu (fan)
16
  What You Leave Behind






Sign 5–Beginnings of Japantown in the Western Addition

How the 1906 Earthquake led to the establishment of San Francisco’s Japantown
Location: Soko Hardware building – corner of Post and Buchanan Streets.


Beginnings of Japantown