A typical street in Gardena with strong Japanese character
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Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of South Los Angeles
Gardena is located in the South Bay or South LA region, depending on your definition. It's a bit odd to consider it South Bay, since it's not on the water. However, there's a perception that it's unlike the rest of South LA, which is erroneously thought of as being much more homogenous than it is.