Japanese-Canadians weigh a harsh WWII experience — one that surpassed their U.S. cousins

This is a link to an article published by the Japan Times in September 2018 about how Japanese Canadians in BC were treated compared with their US counterpart.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/30/national/history/japanese-canadians-weigh-harsh-wwii-experience-one-surpassed-u-s-cousins/?utm_source=Daily+News+Updates&utm_campaign=b789068714-Monday_email_updates01_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5a6080d40-b789068714-333099457#.W7Dw0vep7qA

Charcoal Pit Kiln Research Project

Galiano charcoal kiln

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.

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Uprooting Presentation at the Library

Uprooting Presentation Post 2017

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.

The Uprooting
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
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Japanese charcoal pit kilns located

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.

Japanese Pioneers Honoured

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.

Japanese Canadian grave salt Spring

To read the article originally published in the Driftwood newspaper July 11, 2013 issue, please click here”Driftwood“.