Japanese Canadians

Members of the Victoria Kendo Club demonstrate the martial art Saturday during the annual Japanese Cultural Fair, organized by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and held at the Gorge Park Pavilion. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Fair in Esquimalt highlights Japanese culture

Japanese Cultural Fair held at Gorge Park Pavilion for first time

 

The Japanese Cultural Festival, featuring the Uminari Taiko drummers amongst other activities, is returning in person to a different venue, the new Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion. (Courtesy of Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society)

Japanese Cultural Festival returns for 22nd year in Esquimalt at new venue

Gorge Park Pavilion sits on important historical site for Japanese community

 

Local group Yamabiko Taiko of Kelowna performed at the 80th anniversary event, and has been coming to Greenwood since 2018. (Photo: Kayna Murakami Prisnie.)

Event marks 80th anniversary of Japanese Canadian internment which revived Greenwood

‘The internment camp morphed into a community:’ survivor reflects on camaraderie in town

 

Qualicum Beach High School class of 1932. Shima Umemoto is sixth from left in front row. (Photo courtesy of Qualicum Beach Museum Archives)

‘Broken Promises’ explores Vancouver Island’s dark chapter of Japanese mistreatment

Qualicum Beach Museum exhibit explores dispossession, internment of Japanese-Canadians during WW2

Qualicum Beach High School class of 1932. Shima Umemoto is sixth from left in front row. (Photo courtesy of Qualicum Beach Museum Archives)
Group photo from Ucluelet’s gathering on May 21, from left: Bob and Vi Mundy, Ted Oye, Ellen Kimoto, Suzie Corlazzoli, Dave McIntosh, Bruce Oye, Josie Osborne, and in front, Mary Kimoto. (Barbara Schramm photo)

Island Japanese-Canadians react to B.C.’s $100M pledge to address wartime internment

“It was really important this event happened while there are still survivors left”

Group photo from Ucluelet’s gathering on May 21, from left: Bob and Vi Mundy, Ted Oye, Ellen Kimoto, Suzie Corlazzoli, Dave McIntosh, Bruce Oye, Josie Osborne, and in front, Mary Kimoto. (Barbara Schramm photo)
About 50 people gathered in Hope on Saturday, May 21, 2022 to hear Premier John Horgan announce $100 million in funding to honour Japanese-Canadians and to “continue the healing for generations to come,” Horgan said. The livestream broadcast of the announcement in Hope was hosted by the Tashme Historical Society. Folks gathered at the Hope Recreation Centre about 20 kilometres northwest of the former Tashme Internment Camp. At 1,200 acres in size, Tashme was Canada’s largest Japanese-Canadian internment site of the Second World War and, at its height, was home to 2,644 people. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. commits $100 million to support Japanese Canadians interned in World War II

Funding will go to health and wellness programs for survivors, memorials and public education

About 50 people gathered in Hope on Saturday, May 21, 2022 to hear Premier John Horgan announce $100 million in funding to honour Japanese-Canadians and to “continue the healing for generations to come,” Horgan said. The livestream broadcast of the announcement in Hope was hosted by the Tashme Historical Society. Folks gathered at the Hope Recreation Centre about 20 kilometres northwest of the former Tashme Internment Camp. At 1,200 acres in size, Tashme was Canada’s largest Japanese-Canadian internment site of the Second World War and, at its height, was home to 2,644 people. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The 21st annual Japanese Cultural Fair streams online Oct. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. (Facebook/Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society)

Esquimalt’s Japanese Cultural Fair takes tastes, experiences and cultures online

21st annual free event streams Saturday, Oct. 24 starting at noon

The 21st annual Japanese Cultural Fair streams online Oct. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. (Facebook/Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society)