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Downtown Stars

Photos & text by David Yamaguchi
The North American Post

Jake Shimabukuro played for one night at the Moore Theater on Dec. 10.

The Christmas star shines on the old Bon Marche building in downtown Seattle, now occupied by Uniqlo.Though the juxtaposition of its corporate logo with the Christian star doesn’t make sense, the Japanese clothing company deserves credit for moving into the grand old building and helping preserve it.


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David Yamaguchi is a third-generation Japanese American [Sansei]. He has written for the Post since 2006, at first as a volunteer, later as a paid freelancer. He joined the paper's staff in May 2020, when he began learning how articles flow from Word files through layout to social media.