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New Exhibition: Hattori

Please join us on Saturday, May 25th for the new exhibition opening, Roy Hattori and the White Abalone: A Life Underwater. This special event is from 1:00-3:00pm at the Monterey JACL Hall.

JACL Heritage Museum Fundraiser Dinner
Heritage Museum Fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday, June 22nd from 4:00-7:00pm for the JACL Heritage Museum Fundraiser Dinner. Please click on the image for more information and to purchase tickets online. Support your local museum!

JACL Monterey June Nakayoshi Bon Odori Dance Practice
Bon Odori Dance Practice

Please join us on Saturday, June 1st from 1:00-3:00pm for a fun afternoon to learn and practice Bon Odori dances with Akemi Ito. She has been dancing and teaching for decades. Click on the image for more info.

JACL Monterey

Fish Markets and Abalone
By the mid 1930's, 80% of the businesses such as fish markets and abalone processors on the Monterey Wharf were Japanese owned.
Nihon Machi in Monterey
First Japanese Immigrants to the Monterey Peninsula
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Fishing Ruled and Salmon was King
In August of 1909, the end of salmon season, the Monterey Daily Cypress reported that there were 185 salmon boats fishing the bay; 145 of these boats were Japanese-owned.
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