SAKURA IN STONE: Victoria’s Japanese Legacy

SakuraInStoneby Gordon & Ann-Lee Switzer

This work contains myth-shattering new research to give an answer to who was the first Japanese immigrant to reach Canada and stay to make Canada his home.

The book is divided into three sections. The first review and updates the history of the Japanese Canadian presence in British Columbia’s Capital City.The second part names the first true settler from Japan to reach Victoria and make Canada his home. The last section contains stories of some of the Japanese pioneers buried in Ross Bay Cemetery: their adventures, achievements and sometimes tragic deaths.

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