All Look Same

Images by John Hook, Monica Miyose, Anna Harmon and Tina Jo    

Chinatowns across the world are built and enriched by immigrants who crave a comfortable space amid a host city with foreign language and customs. Think New York City, Toronto, Chicago, and Seoul. Over time, the populace changes, and the neighborhoods evolve into cultural enclaves for an increasingly diverse scene. But regardless of passing of years and new faces, Chinatowns are always instantly recognizable: the waft of dim sum, the red wonton-style font, the open markets—all emblems of a familiar place that reminds people of somewhere back home.