Tasaka Wall Interpretive Panel Unveiling in Ganges

A new interpretive panel about Isaburo Tasaka’s masonry work will be installed in Ganges.

The unveiling gathering will be held on Monday, September 30th from 2pm on the boardwalk behind the Tree House Cafe. Isaburo’s grandchildren, Chuck Tasaka and Yvonne Wakabayashi, will be present at the event.

The interpretive panel was created by the Salt Spring Historical Society in conjunction with the Salt Spring Foundation and Mouat’s Trading Co.

The panel talks about the foundation rock wall under the Mouat Hardware store that was build by Isaburo Tasaka in the 1920’s. The rock wall can be seen from the government dock at low tide.

Isaburo Tasaka was an early settler on Salt Spring Island. He and his family lived in the village of Ganges on Seaview Avenue. Isaburo, a man of many skills, built two charcoal pit kilns behind his homestead, one of which has been restored and opened for viewing by the public.