Port Alice memories – Dee S.

Submitted by Kenna Barradell   Victoria BC I was happy to hear about this project this morning on CBC. When I was very young, my grandmother shared stories about her early married life in Port Alice and the joyful times spent with the Japanese community there. She was...

‘Gently to Nagasaki’ -Joy Kogawa

Excerpt from Chapter 1 in Joy Kogawa’s new work-in-progress, ‘Gently to Nagasaki’ Like twenty-two thousand other ‘enemy aliens’ during World War II, our family lost our home back in the 1940’s. I was in grade one. Suddenly we Canadians of Japanese...
Mizuno Family Camera

Mizuno Family Camera

ca.1921 JCNM 2011.17.1 Mizuno Collection “Folding Pocket Camera.” Nikkei Images 16, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 24. This small and fairly ordinary No 3-A Autographic Kodak Folding Pocket Camera encompasses many stories. The Mizuno family ran a rooming house at 578 Alexander...

Midge Ayukawa

Ayukawa, Midge. “Lemon Creek Memories.” Nikkei Images 17, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 11-16. Since December 8th when the Japanese language teacher had announced that the school was being closed and had admonished us that we were Canadians and to remember that our...