Marpole Monogatari – Home

Conversations with former Marpole residents such as writer Joy Kogawa, and David Suzuki’s father, Carr Suzuki, as well as other descendants and associates shed light on pre-War Marpole as a home to Japanese Canadians. Drawing from records recently made available through the Landscapes of Injustice project, subjects range from celebratory stories of birth and marriage, to tragedies of illness, accidents, and abuse.

Warning: this episode mentions the sexual abuse of children.

For more information about the Anglican Healing Fund, please contact jcworkinggroup@gmail.com

Excerpt from the Jack Benny Show courtesy of the Internet Archive

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

This podcast is made possible through financial support from the Yosef Wosk Publication Grant, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and TECHNATION Career Ready Program.

Image: L-R: Yachiyo Miike and Mitsuye Miike in front of neighbour’s house in Marpole. Circa 1929. Courtesy of Barb Miike Gravlin.

Resources

Search for oral histories from the NNM collection
Landscapes of Injustice
Historic Joy Kogawa House

This podcast is made possible through financial support from the Yosef Wosk Publication Fund at Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and TECHNATION Career Ready Program.

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