Self-Directed Walking Tour

Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, 90012)

Boyle Heights map
Click on the map to download a printable PDF version.

Far East Café
347 East First Street 

Where Art gathers with his Rafu Shimpo newspaper colleagues

EVERGREEN: Pages 73-83, 275-277

Related articles on Far East Café:
Naomi’s essay in Murderati
Discover Nikkei — Remembrances by Raymond Chong, restaurant family member: Part 1Part 2

San Pedro Firm Building
112 Judge John Aiso Street

Where Aki meets attorney Elmer Yamamoto

EVERGREEN: Pages 135-140, 235-237

History of San Pedro Firm Building
Naomi’s essay on the San Pedro Firm Building in 1980s

Finale Club
Historic landmark sign outside of Azay Restaurant
226 East First Street

Where the Chicago group meet to hear musician Lucky Thompson

EVERGREEN: Pages 120-129

Robert Shoji’s short film, “The Finale Club”