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Aoi Restaurant


Hiroko Yamagata behind the register, 2009

In Hiroshima, Hiroko Yamagata was a western dress maker. Her ambition was to come to America and make clothes but after ten years of working in a factory downtown she opened up the restaurant. After 33 years in business she has no regrets of giving up dressmaking.

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