Chinatown in Yokohama on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
View of the Chinatown in Yokohama is exhibited on this attractive little acrylic fridge magnet that will certainly brighten up your fridge and add more fun to it. Also, it will be a fitting memento of your trip to Yokohama and will forever remind you of your amazing time spent there. Yokohama Chinatown is situated in Yokohama and is more than a hundred and fifty years old. It was established during the time when the Chinese were a major population of the area; now it is mostly inhabited by Japanese but some Chinese population also resides there still. Majority of the Chinese residents are native to Guangzhou and others are from different parts of China.
Yokohama Chinatown- The Biggest Chinatown in Asia
The attractive Yokohama Chinatown is in fact the largest Chinatown established in the entire Asian continent. It is even larger than the Chinatowns set up in Nagasaki and Kobe and some sources even state it to be the largest Chinatown of the world too. It consists of over two hundred and fifty shops, restaurants and small cafes owned by Chinese. Some of its shops contain lots of interesting ornaments and decorative pieces that are constructed in Chinese style. If you are a Chinese who has come on a tour of Yokohama, you should certainly visit the Yokohama Chinatown and you won't miss home at all.
History of the Yokohama Chinatown
When the seaport was established in Yokohama during 1859, lots of immigrants from China came to Japan. Later when the ferry service was initiated from Yokohama to Hong Kong and Shanghai, more Chinese arrived in Yokohama including several Chinese traders. They established a Chinese school, community centre and stores; and with the passage of time, their community started growing. In 1899, laws were passed that gave more freedom to Chinese and allowed them to move freely. These laws led to the further establishment of the Chinatown and soon it became as one of the biggest Chinatowns in the world.