Nikkei History


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

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.