Books | Videos | CDs


The Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula
Item No.: 151329
$21.99

Quantity:




gift wrap?: 




By Tim Thomas and the Monterey Japanese American Citizens League

From fishermen to farmers to business leaders, the Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula have played a vitally important role in making Monterey what it is today. After the United States imposed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, the number of Japanese immigrants to the West Coast increased in large numbers. In 1895, one of those immigrants, Otosaburo Noda, noticed the incredible variety of fish and red abalone in the bay. He developed the first Japanese colony on what is now Cannery Row. At the end of salmon season in August 1909, the Monterey Daily Cypress reported that there were 185 salmon boats fishing the bay, of which 145 were Japanese-owned. By 1920, there were nine Japanese abalone companies diving for this tasty mollusk, supplying restaurants and markets throughout California and across the country. Prior to World War II, 80 percent of the businesses on the Monterey Wharf were Japanese-owned.

Paper: 128 pp.


CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM ENJOY A 10% DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES! Just type in your membership number and expiration date when prompted on the order form. You can join or renew your membership online!! You will receive your member discount on any purchases made on the same order. See the contributions section for more information or other ways to support our programs.

Home l Info l Contact Us l Index l Privacy Policy