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Guide to The Yorozu records
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Description
The Yorozu was a landmark Japanese department store that sold goods to the Issei community in Sacramento region and beyond for nearly 100 years. This group contains two boxes of financial and legal records for The Yorozu; the bulk regarding the purchase and import of Japanese publications, porcelain and other items (1948-1949, 1955).
Background
The Yorozu was a landmark Japanese department store that sold goods to the Issei community in Sacramento region and beyond for nearly 100 years. Opened in the early 1900s on 13th Street in Sacramento, California, The Yorozu began as one of four United States branch locations of the Yokohama Shoji Corporation. The store, which sold Japanese reading material, housewares, toys and other items, was operated by the Okada family before closing in 2012 following the death of beloved owner Eugene Okada.
Extent
1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.