Kyutaro Abiko, founder of the Yamato Colony, Livingston, California 1865-1936

Arial View of Yamato Colony

Baba Farm On Pepper St.

Yamato Colony families gathered at the Miyahara Farm, Livingston, CA, 1916

Field of Watermelons

Traditional Funeral

Monarch Caterpillar

Amache Block 9H

Liberty Bell

Gathering at the Livingston Community Hall, Livingston, California, 1930

Livingston Children
Japanese American Experience in Merced County
April 3, 2003 - September 28, 2003
A new exhibit entitled Japanese American Experience in Merced County is currently on display at the Merced County Courthouse Museum. The exhibit focuses on the life of Japanese Americans who lived in this area between the early 1900s and late 1950s. This exhibit is a joint effort between Merced County Courthouse Museum and the local Japanese American Exhibit Committee.

The exhibit featuring historic photographs, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and maps is designed to promote understanding and appreciation of Japanese Americans in Merced County. It is hoped that all in Merced County will be enriched by this exhibit by learning of the experiences of earlier generations of Japanese Americans in Merced County.

Part I: Settling Down in Merced County (1904-1942)

Part II: Merced Assembly Center (May - Sept. 1942)

Part III: Amache Interment Camp (1942-1945)

Part IV: Moving Back to Merced (1946-Present)

Buddhist Shrine