Floating Home–Finalist, Little Tokyo Historical Society


Earlier this year, I entered “Floating Home” into the Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest. I was excited to learn that it was a finalist in the contest where the main requirements were that the story incorporate Little Tokyo and be less than 2,500 words.

Prior to entering, I’ll admit I didn’t know a lot about the history of Little Tokyo, (located near Los Angeles,) since my mother and her family were living in northern California at the time they were relocated to internment camps in Tule Lake and Topaz. But the area has a fascinating multicultural history. Following is a synopsis of the book, Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo:

Little TokyoIn 1884, a Japanese sailor named Hamanosuke Shigeta made his way to the eastern section of downtown Los Angeles and opened Little Tokyo’s first business, an American-style cafe. By the early 20th century, this neighborhood on the banks of…

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1 Response to Floating Home–Finalist, Little Tokyo Historical Society

  1. Mustang.Koji says:

    You know, I thought I had commented but see nothing here. Being a Ji-Ji sucks. 🙂

    But I thought your research was wonderful. I feel you’ve put us in that car approaching San Pedro St. I do long for the Little Tokyo my friends and I once knew.


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