A variety of shops line a narrow coastal street in 1950s Holland. On the left side, there is a shoe store that displays a wide assortment of colorful women shoes. The shoes appear to be women's traditional clogs that have been painted a variety of colors and feature flower designs on them. On the opposite side of the road, there are a multitude of shops, such as a Pontiac clock store, a Kodak camera shop, and restaurants. Customers stand outside the shops and along the road, enjoying the view and what the shops have to offer. This photograph was taken on a sunny day, perfect to explore the shops of Holland and admire the seaside.
Taken by George Sakata. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. George Sakata is featured throughout our website. For more information on the 442nd RCB unit.