"Arrival" Exhibit at Nikkei National Museum & Japanese Cultural Centre in Burnaby
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 100–6688 Southoaks Cres., Burnaby, Burnaby
As a finalist for the coveted AIMA|AGO Photography Prize, Chino Otsuka, a Japanese artist currently living in England, completed a residency at the Nikkei National Museum (NNM) in 2014. This exhibition features work inspired by that residency. Through her exploration of the NNM archives, Otsuka discovered the early history of Japanese immigrants to Canada and became fascinated with the stories of young women who came as “picture brides”. Otsuka will visually weave the stories of these young women by combining archive images and new photographs in an audio-visual installation. Arrival captures the time of anticipation, hope, and adventure as they began their journey to a new country.
Public programs – all events are free and open to the public
Opening reception - Saturday, June 11, 2016
3-5pm, preceded by artist talk from 2pm. Everyone welcome.
Through Her Lens – a panel on work in film by Nikkei artists
Saturday, July 16, 2pm
Preserving Your Photographs workshop - Saturday, August 20, 2-4pm
Sunday Family Corner - June 12 & July 10, 12-4pm
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5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Province recently published an article about the internment of Japanese-Canadians from 1942 - 1943.
During the Second World War, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Canadian government displaced and detained thousands of Japanese Canadians. In Vancouver, some 8,000 Japanese Canadians were placed and detained at the PNE Livestock buildings at Hastings Park.
The Japanese Canadian Citizens Association intends to nominate the PNE Livestock building as a Japanese-Canadian historic site to Heritage BC. During the renovation of the livestock building, the Association intends to create an interpretive display. They envision a recreation of a living stall where families lived, as well as a commemorative display of all the families who were placed and detained at the PNE Livestock building.
Watch and listen to a two-minute video as Judy Hanazawa (Japanese Canadian Citizens Association) describes what life was like for Japanese-Canadian families during the internment at the PNE Livestock building as well as the vision to commemorate those families interned in the barns.
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