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

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Finding a home

Japanese Americans were restricted from where they could live even after the war. It was quite common for real estate agents to show Japanese American homes in minority designated areas.

“It was just known of the places you were allowed to go, and the places that you weren’t allowed, this was normal for the Japanese…”.

~Tamaru "Tom" Fujimoto

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Tamaru "Tom" Fujimoto with wife and first son, circa 1945
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Photo contributed by: Tamaru “Tom” Fujimoto Names of people: Tamaru “Tom” Fujimoto, Nobi Fujimoto and Richard Fujimoto Date: circa 1945 Place: South Central, CA, U.S.A. Photograph by: Sachi Yamamoto Photo ... More »

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