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Telling Our Stories: Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley, 1910's - 1970's

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Home Life

Although there was a great deal of anti-Japanese sentiment due to labor competition and international relations, the Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley made it their home. They attended church, raised families, family excursions and merged their new western lifestyle with their traditional culture.

"My mother used make like eggs and white rice or fried rice for breakfast.. she used to make rice just so that it was kind of crunchy, not too hard. Just right."

~ Bill Watanabe

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Family Meal Circa 1954
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Photo contributed by: Bill Watanabe Names of people: Rokuro, Katsuye, Yoshimichi, and Yoshiyuki Watanabe with friend Fred Ishihara Date: circa 1954 Place: Granada Hills, CA, U.S.A. Photograph by: Unknown Photo ... More »

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