Ki-Chi-Ra-No Nikkei National Museum Walking Tour

Multi-talented Carolyn Nakagawa led an intriguing though chilly Ki-Chi-Ra-No walking tour, about the Japanese Canadians in Kitsilano before the War, near the Burrard St. Bridge, from before there was a Burrard St. Bridge. Men from Tottori working for a lumber company, gradually grew to about 1000 people, until they were all forcibly relocated in 1942. Nothing remains of the community that included a Japanese school, a Buddhist temple, and the Anglican Church where Joy Kogawa's father was a minister and pedophile. That side of Burrard is now lined with luxury car dealerships catering to rich Asians.

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