Murakami House, Steveston

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These photos were taken in July, 2014 at the Murakami House in Steveston, an historic village that is now part of the City of Richmond, British Columbia.

The Murakami House was the home of Asayo Murakami and her family from 1929 to 1942, when, during the Second World War, they and 22,000 other Japanese Canadians (14,000 of whom were born in Canada) were forcibly removed from their homes and sent to internment camps. The house and garden have now been restored as a museum and are open to the public.

Read more about the house here, and to learn more about Asayo Murakami’s story, watch a documentary about her life here. Read more about the Japanese Canadian internment here.

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8 Responses to Murakami House, Steveston

  1. Great photos Leslie and an interesting part of BC history. “Obachan’s Garden” is a fascinating documentary and well worth watching.

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    • Yes! I’ve linked to the documentary in the post and I highly recommend it. Small caveat: I watched it with my kids because we’d been to the garden, but I didn’t realize there would be scenes of the aftermath of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.

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  2. PedalWORKS says:

    Nice pictures. I bike to Steveston frequently, and have visited this historic village many times. Wonderful post.

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  3. wow, beautiful, and meaningful, thanks for sharing this.

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  4. Pingback: Historic Steveston Riverfront (12 photos) – 2015 « Visual Montage

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