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

CSUNAsianAmericanStudies
Enlarge Enlarge Licensing

Farming in the San Fernando Valley

Nonetheless, Japanese American farmers were highly successful despite law restrictions. They would lease or buy small plots of land, and specialize in crops that were labor-intensive. Japanese farmers grew produce such as raised bunch vegetables. (I.e., carrots, green onions, turnips, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, also a few farmers grew cantaloupes, strawberries and potatoes).

"(We)usually had about 15 acres and we grew carrots and green onions and cabbage... and once we had some potatoes and cucumbers."

~ Mary Oda

Based on this original

Kawakami Flower Ranch
uploaded by CSUNAsianAmericanStudies
Image Contributed by: Jane Muranaka Names of people: Date: early 1950s Place: Kawakami Ranch in Sunland, California Photograph by: Toyo Miyatake Original Photo size: Description: Each year, Saichi Kawakami, an ... More »


Login or register
to contribute to the Nikkei Album

Welcome to the NEW Nikkei Album!

We've launched Nikkei Album in beta, so everyone can now start uploading and creating their own albums. There may be things that don't work quite right yet. Please email us to report any errors.

Browse the Nikkei Album

最新情報を入手

最新情報メールの配信登録

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

プロジェクトをサポート

ディスカバー・ニッケイ

ディスカバー・ニッケイは、互いにネットワークを広げ、日系の体験談を分かち合う場です。プロジェクトを継続し、より良いものにしていくためには、皆さまのご協力が不可欠です。ご支援お願いします!

サポートの方法>>

プロジェクト企画 全米日系人博物館

主な援助
日本財団