Marpole Monogatari – Community

In contrast to the larger and more concentrated communities in pre-War Powell Street or Steveston, Japanese Canadians in Marpole tended to intermingle more with non-Japanese. Former residents, descendants and associates talk about the positive and negative aspects of interactions with neighbours at school, shopping, and sports.

Writer and host: Raymond Nakamura
Researcher: Linda Kawamoto Reid
Editing and original music: Itamar Sitbon

Image: Marpole Basketball Team, ca.1941. From left to right, the young men are identified as Jinx Miike, Mush Fukumoto, Curly Nakagawa, Mr Fujioka, and Sub Miike. JCCC 2014.02.01.06


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Explore the fascinating world of Japanese Canadian history and culture with Sounds Japanese Canadian to Me. A three part podcast series, Marpole Monogatari, explores the Marpole neighbourhood in Vancouver through home, work, and community. Our first series is hosted by Raymond Nakamura and Nikkei National Museum staff members features casual discussions on Japanese Canadian topics. Our second series, Stories from the Stage, features interviews between Kunji Mark Ikeda and some of the most exciting Japanese Canadian performing artists living through the age of social distancing.