Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour

A goldfish

Oriental Shop

1029 South Park Street

TamakiAn origami craneWe walked in the pouring rain and when we got there it was sunny in the shop and Tamaki and another person were making paper cranes to welcome us.

A lot of people volunteer there because the owner, Tamaki, is so nice.

Bottles of red hot sauceAt the Oriental Shop with Tamaki WuTamaki came to the United States when she was twelve with her family.
–Sam O.

The owner’s name is Tamaki Wu. She was born in Japan. She has owned the Oriental Shop for twenty-five years.

Japanese candyJapanese candyFresh fish comes every other Saturday. They sell small crystals to huge crystals in the back part. Some crystals they do not sell because they are supposed to calm the customers as they come in the area.

The Oriental Shop is a tiny little Japanese shop right on Park Street. The aisles are narrow and the products packed in as tight as possible.

Inside the Oriental ShopAll the products the shCrystals in the shop, along with a small figurine of a fishermanop has are Asian. Asian ceramics, candy, chili sauce, teriyaki sauce, and soy sauce. Red beans, black beans, pinto beans. A lot of rice is there, along with cashews, walnuts, peanuts, and almonds. They have a lot of different kinds of wasabi, plus fish such as sole, salmon, and swordfish. They have different kinds of beef, poultry, and pork, plus scallops, shrimp, mussels, and other seafood. They have many different kinds of vegetables, some that we would see in a regular American grocery store, and some that are exotic.

Crystals all around
I turn around
And there it is
Origami being folded
The garden all
What a beautiful place
You walk in
The shop seems so small
You look around
Figurines food
Crystals, Japanese lollipops
What more could you find
In such a
Small shop?



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