Back in the Day, Rebirth & Dispersal
in San Francisco’s Japantown 1945-1980

September 27, 2004-July 2005

Obon, 1960s
From the return of Japanese Americans to the West Coast after World War II, to the diverse and vibrant heyday of the 1950s community, the trials of redevelopment, the movement to the suburbs, and the growth of post-war activism, this exhibit highlights the experiences of people growing up and living in one of the last remaining Japantowns in America.


NJAHS Gallery

1684 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Gallery open M-F, 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. and
first Saturdays of each month.

Free to the public.


Ben Pease leading an Elderhostel
tour of Japantown.
For more information, please contact NJAHS at 415-921-5007 or

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