Neighborhood Spotlight | Sawtelle Japantown
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Neighborhood Spotlight | Sawtelle Japantown

Hashimoto Nursery has been in the area for generations.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Bachi Burger is one of many new eateries in the neighborhood.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Among the restaurants in the walkable neighborhood is Nong La Vietnamese Cafe.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Community booster Jack Fujimoto heads into Satsuma Imports, the shop of Don Sakai, who is sitting behind a glass case.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Charlotte Watkins, 16, left, and mom Danielle Bewer visit with Cynthia Sakai, right, and her husband, Don, at Satsuma Imports.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

The trendy community for years was known as Little Osaka, to distinguish it from downtown’s Little Tokyo.

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