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Black & white silent amateur footage of K.M. Akiyama Co., located at 115 N. San Pedro Street in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, filmed by Mr. Noritake, ca. 1936-1941.

This segment shows workers stocking the shelves of the family grocery store in preparation for the annual New Year's sale. Staff stack products and pose for the camera (02:07).

Credit: Masao Akiyama Collection, Gift of Yoshio Akiyama, Japanese American National Museum (92.14.1). Preserved and made accessible in part by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

HNRC — Last modified Dec 10 2019 10:46 a.m.


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