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"The NP Hotel, or ‘Northern Pacific’ Hotel, located at 306 Sixth Ave. S., was built in 1914 to accommodate weary railroad passengers who would stay there overnight. However, the railroad construction led to a rise in the labor market and a large number of its workers were single Japanese and Chinese immigrant men. The six-story brick hotel housed many of them and served as a cultural center where they could gather to socialize, locate relatives, and get information about jobs and housing. 
Famous guests included Admiral Tomosaburo Kato, a World War I hero who became Japan’s prime minister in 1922-23, and the Takarazuka girls (equivalent to the Rockettes). Now low-income housing, the NP Hotel is also home to Maneki, Seattle’s oldest Japanese restaurant, located on the street level of the building.”—www.iexaminer.org (at Nihonmachi)

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Seattle Hunger Fellow tea time :D (at Panama Hotel)

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Organic blackberries from Sidhu Farms in Puyallup, WA :D (at Pike Place Market)

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Beautiful organic blueberries from Sidhu Farms in Puyallup, WA (at Pike Place Market)

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There were Bing cherries too! From Martin Family Orchards Orondo, WA as well :) #buylocal #eatlocal #washington #seattle (at Pike Place Market)

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Rainier cherries from Martin Family Orchards Orondo, #buylocal #eatlocal #washington #seattle (at Pike Place Market)

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My morning started off very well, especially with this view! (at Pike Place Market)

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Yum! Snacking on Tilton Apricots from R & R Farms in Wenatchee, WA #buylocal #eatlocal #washington #seattle (at University District Farmers Market)

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Purple Pod Pole Beans from Xai Cha’s Farm in Snohomish, WA #buylocal #eatlocal #washington #seattle  (at University District Farmers Market)

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(Clockwise) Tiger green, zebra cherry, sun sugar, and green grape tomatoes from Xai Cha’s Farm in Snohomish, WA #buylocal #eatlocal #washington #seattle  (at University District Farmers Market)