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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NPS designates Wing Luke Museum "affiliated area"

The old screen from the Nippon Kan Theatre hangs in the auditorium at the Wing Luke Museum. The Nippon Kan opened in 1909 at 6th Avenue and Washington Street in Nihonmachi, or the Japantown section of the International District. The museum acquired the original screen and completed restoration on it, preserving the original advertisements that were painted on the screen. Some of the advertisements are for business that still exist like the iconic frog advertising the Higo Variety Store, which lives on today in the form of the Kobo at Higo gift shop.

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