Japan and Denver
What's Japanese in Denver?
Denver has many things that are Japanese, in the city and county. In downtown, there is a place called Sakura Square. In this square may be found a Buddhist temple, a Japanese grocery store, a Japanese travel agency, and other Japanese businesses. A Japanese Consulate is a few blocks down the street, where immigrants can receive their visas and some can get their passports. There is a yearly anime (Japanese animation) convention that goes around different parts of Denver. Many of the Japanese stores and businesses in Denver would not be here if it weren't for Colorado governor Ralph L. Carr, who invited the Japanese to live in freedom in our state. In the middle of Sakura Square is a tribute to the governor for his help and kindness towards the Japanese in our country.
Japanese grocery or clothing stores in Denver?
Yes there are Japanese stores in Denver, there are many in down town Denver in Sakura Square. In the Denver botanic gardens there is a Japanese garden with all the traditional appearances. There is also a Japanese teahouse there.
This is the front window of The Pacific Mercantile, a grocer in downtown Sakura Square.