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Guide to The Yorozu records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The Yorozu records
    Dates: 1946-1955
    Collection number: MC 29
    Creator: The Yorozu
    Collection Size: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
    Repository: 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: Languages represented in the collection: English Japanese

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], The Yorozu records, MC 29, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

    Historical Note

    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 Okada.

    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 (1948-1951).

    Indexing Terms

    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.