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 Japanese Church of Christ

Salt Lake Buddhist Temple

Photograph Exhibits in the Japanese Church of Christ Fellowship Hall

  • History of the Japanese Church of Christ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Chapel

  • Salt Lake City's Japantown

  • Tribute to Raymond S. Uno

Paintings and Cultural Exhibits

  • Artwork (Oil Paint) by Hisako Hibi

  • Shodo(Japanese calligraphy) by Masami Hayashi

  • Ikebana(Japanese art of arranging flowers)

  • Kimono Display

Paintings and Cultural Exhibits

  • Artwork by Ron Nishijima

  • Bonsai by Ken Yamane

  • Origami by Judy Iwamoto 

  • Kimono Display

The history of Sports and Railroad from the special collections at the University of Utah

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Oil Paint by Hisako Hibi

E. D. Hashimoto Co.

The E. D. Hashimoto Company was established by Labor Agent, Edward Daigoro Hashimoto and was located at 163 West South Temple.  The labor agent furnished section gang workers to the Western Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Railroads and introduced the first Japanese to coal mining in 1904.  He also supplied the laborers with clothing and imported Japanese foods.


Japanese Church of Christ Chapel under construction

Construction of the Japanese Church of Christ Chapel at its third location at 268 West 100 South, circa 1923


Large group in front of the original Salt Lake Buddhist Temple

Visiting dignitaries and church members at a dedication ceremony in 1925 for the newly completed Salt Lake Buddhist Temple located at 247 West 100 South.

Two children in front of Sunrise Fish Market

The Nagasawa boys in front of the Sunrise Fish Market owned and operated by their family at 118 West 100 South in Salt Lake City's Japantown, circa 1940

Topaz Stories:

The Nihonmatsuri committee is thrilled that 16 panels from the Topaz Stories Project will be displayed as an exhibit at this year’s festival. “Topaz Stories Project is a collection of more than 70 narratives by Topaz survivors and their descendants.” (Sasaki, Ruth. “About - Topaz Stories.” Topaz Stories. The stories are accompanied by artwork and images. The Topaz Stories Project was exhibited at the Utah State Capitol from January 18, 2022 to the end of the year. This exhibit highlights uniqe and diverse narratives from life in the Topaz Incarceration site during World War II.


Salt Lake City's Japantown Exhibit curated by Lorraine Crouse, Marriott Library, University of Utah:

Salt Lake City's Japantown Exhibit curated by Lorraine Crouse, Marriott Library, University of Utah.This exhibit will present photos from Salt Lake City’s thriving Japantown from 1900 up to when demolition started to make way for the Salt Palace convention center. Come see the businesses, faces, events, and churches that made up a once thriving Japantown of which Japantown Street is all that remains.


Ikebana by Theresa Sueoka

Theresa has displayed her beautiful ikebana arrangements at past Nihonmatsuri festivals and we are so excited to have her back this year. Come observe the Japanese art of flower arrangements.


Shodo by Masami Hayashi

Japanese calligraphy, also called shūji, is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. Written Japanese was originally based on Chinese characters only, but the advent of the hiragana and katakana Japanese syllabaries resulted in intrinsically Japanese calligraphy styles.  Wikipedia


Japanese American National Museum   

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