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Furusato Floats
Furusato Floats

Tuna Street was one of the commercial centers of a Japanese fishing village on Terminal Island. Informally known as Furusato (Home Sweet Home, or old village), this community was home to over 3,500 Issei and Nisei. They had their own dialect, kii-shu-ben. In February 1942, they were forcibly removed, and their homes, belongings and businesses were bulldozed.

At the corner of Tuna Street and Wharf Street, boats sit in dry dock; floats, nets and other equipment wait for repair.

Terminal Island is in Los Angeles County which is on Chumash, Tongva, and Kizh land.