Tag Archives: Japanese

Japanese family established residence, business in East Sac in about the late 1920s

A vacant parcel of land at the northeast corner of Folsom Boulevard and 58th Street was once an active place. And rumor has it that it may become active again sometime soon. Regarding the property, which is located between the

Japanese had early presence in Riverside-Pocket area

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series regarding historic Asian districts of Sacramento. Much has been written about the Portuguese people of the early years of the Riverside-Pocket area in this publication. But it should be recognized that

Taste of Carmichael spotlighted ‘Carmichael’s only winery’: Wreckless Blenders

The Kiwanis Club of Carmichael hosted the 11th annual Taste of Carmichael on May 18 at the La Sierra Community Center. The event, which is a major fundraiser for the club, benefits some 70 different local children’s charities including Little

Debbie Eto named first Japanese-American Exalted Ruler of Elks No. 6

To Debbie Eto, being the first Japanese-American Exalted Ruler of Sacramento Elks No. 6 is an honor. Unlike most previous exalted rulers who have gone “through the chairs” to the highest position, Eto became the Lecturing Knight in December 2012,

Former East Sacramento resident was known as ‘Father of McClellan’

Editor’s Note: This is part eight in a series about the rich history of and associated with East Sacramento’s award-winning East Lawn Memorial Park. Among the most notable people to make their final resting place inside East Lawn’s two-story mausoleum

Matsuyama Honors Sister City with Cherry Blossom Festival

Matsuyama Elementary School honored its namesake and Sacramento’s sister city – Matsuyama, Japan – with a traditional Cherry Blossom Festival on March 1. Japanese heritage and culture were celebrated through food, crafts, performances and art. The day also emphasized the

Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar

Members of the community gathered on the weekend of August 11 and 12 to enjoy wonderful food, Taiko drum groups, dance performances, and demonstrations to further acquaint the community with Japanese culture and heritage. Hundreds turned out for the 66th

An unsung local American hero’s story from WWII

William “Bill” Littlejohn is one of the unsung heroes of this country. He was born in land-locked Mitchell, Nebraska in 1922. Thinking to see the world, Bill and three friends decided to go to Denver and enlist in the Navy

SJUMC holds 41st annual Asian Food and Cultural Bazaar

The Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church’s 41st annual Asian Food and Cultural Bazaar was held at the church facilities and grounds at 6929 Franklin Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 1. About 2,000 people attended the event, which featured delicious ethnic dishes.

Author to speak on ‘Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America’ on Nov. 20

Judy Yung is a retired professor who currently lives in Santa Cruz and has lived her entire life in northern California. She attended San Francisco State University and got her Masters and Ph.D. from Cal Berkeley. She is more than