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Our Mothers' Patterns
National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre
Burnaby , British Columbia


went to Japan in 1946,
dressmaking Canadian-style
was one familiar means of
showing how closely they
continued to identify with
customs from their homeland.
For others who migrated east
of the Rockies, dressmaking
abilities allowed them to re-
establish themselves. For

both, dressmaking was the way
to making a livelihood in a
new place.

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