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There was definitely a Japanese encampment at Timm’s Point in San Pedro by 1912.With the creation of Fish Harbor, canneries, particularly Van Camp, recruited and hired hundreds of Japanese workers, many of whom hailed from the seaside state of Wakayama in Japan.The homes at Fish Harbor, called Furusato by the Japanese, were small, simple and utilitarian; one visitor referred to them as “barracks.” A writer for the These people live in the most ugly type of American houses.Long rows of frame cottages with each house but a few feet from its neighbor and with rows very close together comprise the residence section of the village.Children attended elementary school at the local public school and attended Japanese school at the Baptist Church.Older children took the ferry over to the high school in San Pedro.After snagging a bit, the men quickly snapped their wrists back, and soon there was a pile of fish in back of them on the deck.It is thought that there were some Japanese fishermen in the Los Angeles Harbor by the start of the 20th century.

This close proximity to neighbors, who often shared a large bath, in the Japanese style, meant that the community was intimately involved in their neighbors’ everyday lives.Women got their hair done at the beauty parlor, children visited the local ice cream parlor, and families dined at Mio’s Café.The large Fisherman’s Hall was the center of many political and social activities, the community often gathered there to watch the latest samurai film from Japan.“To me, Terminal Island was a fascinating, fantastic dreamland.I call it ‘Enchanted Island,’” native Charlie Hamasaki remembered.

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