Nikkei History

1977

Japanese Canadian Centennial is celebrated by Nikkei communities all across Canada. The first Powell Street Festival takes place at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, the pre-war home of the Japanese Canadian community.

Odori at the first Powell Street Festival
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Odori at the first Powell Street Festival, Oppenheimer Park, Vancouver, B.C., 1977. Tamio Wakayama, photographer. From Tamio Wakayama, Kikyo: Coming Home to Powell Street, Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour Publishing, 1992, p. 31.

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