The exhibition will be held at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia until March 31st 2019.
‘Lost Fleet’ exhibit in Victoria explores Canada’s dark history of Japanese internment
The Maritime Museum of B.C. is hoping their new exhibit educates people about a dark part of Canadian history, Japanese internment.
Kiln on Galiano on Bluff Park
We are very pleased to announce the launch of an exciting project to conduct research on the Japanese Canadian charcoal kilns of the Gulf Islands. We have received a one-time $24,000 grant from the BC | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada Fund offered by the BC Museum Association, and a one-time $2,500 grant from the Endowment Fund of the National Association of Japanese Canadians.
Continue reading “Charcoal Pit Kiln Research Project”
First JGS President
b. 26 January 1927 d. 7 January 2017
Continue reading “Mearnie Summers Obituary”
2017! This year is Canada’s 150th birthday and also the 75th anniversary of the uprooting of the Japanese-Canadians from the BC Coast.
The Japanese Garden Society will be holding a month-long presentation about the history of the Japanese-Canadians, focusing on the uprooting that happened during WW II. You may find some parallels to what is going on in the present world.
1942: The War Measures Act and Japanese-Canadians
Location: Salt Spring Library Program Room
Date: February 1st to 27th
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5am
(When the Program Room is not in use for the other event) Continue reading “Uprooting Presentation at the Library”
Japanese charcoal pit kilns have been located in Mouat Park
The Japanese Garden Society is launching a new project in partnership with the Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission – the Restoration of the Japanese Charcoal Pit Kilns. As PARC has been such a great partner, we are feeling very hopeful about the project.
The society has started a fundraising campaign to raise funds to get the project moving. We recently received some good news that we’ve been chosen to receive grants from the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and the Salt Spring Foundation.
Go to Japanese Charcoal Kiln Restoration on our website for more details.
Graves of several members of the original Japanese-Canadian families have been restored, with hand-cut marker stones created by Salt Spring artist Warren Langley shown here with Rose and Richard Murakami.
To read the article originally published in the Driftwood newspaper July 11, 2013 issue, please click here”Driftwood“.