Scope and Content Note
Title: The Yorozu records
Collection number: MC 29
1 linear ft.
Sacramento Public Library. Sacramento Room
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: The Yorozu was a landmark Japanese department store that sold goods to the Issei community in Sacramento region and beyond
for nearly 100 years. This group contains two boxes of financial and legal records for The Yorozu; the bulk regarding the
purchase and import of Japanese publications, porcelain and other items (1948-1949, 1955).
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Sacramento Room.
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], The Yorozu records, MC 29, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.
The Yorozu was a landmark Japanese department store that sold goods to the Issei community in Sacramento region and beyond
for nearly 100 years. Opened in the early 1900s on 13th Street in Sacramento, California, The Yorozu began as one of four
United States branch locations of the Yokohama Shoji Corporation. The store, which sold Japanese reading material, housewares,
toys and other items, was operated by the Okada family before closing in 2012 following the death of beloved owner Eugene
Scope and Content Note
This group contains two boxes of financial and legal records for The Yorozu; the bulk regarding the purchase and import of
Japanese publications, porcelain and other items (1948-1949, 1955). Included are invoices, primarily from Joseph A. Paredes
& Co., San Francisco, Calif. and Japan Publications Trading Co., Tokyo, Japan (1955); check books from the Capital National
Bank of Sacramento with check stubs and associated invoices (1948-1949); store leases (1946-1948) and insurance certificates
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Yokohama Shoji Corporation -- History.
Joseph A. Paredes & Co. (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History.
Nihon Shuppan Bo-eki Kabushiki Kaisha -- History.
Department stores -- California -- Sacramento -- History.