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The Nikkei National Museum houses archival materials, art and objects relating to Japanese Canadian heritage.  Our mandate is to promote a better understanding and appreciation of Japanese Canadian culture and heritage; and an awareness by all Canadians of the contribution of Japanese Canadians to Canadian society. We do this by making our extensive collection readily accessible to the public.

The easiest way to search the collection is by looking through our online collection database at  You can also access the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the New Denver Internment Memorial Centre, and the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Museum & Archives’ collections by way of this address.  The database is updated on an almost daily basis so check back often to watch the collections grow.

Thank you to the Museum Assistance Program of Canadian Heritage, the Vancouver Foundation, the Irving K Barber BC History Digitization Program, the Library and Archives Canada Documentary Heritage Communities Program, Young Canada Works, and Canada Summer Jobs for their support of our work.

Interested in ordering a high resolution scan of an item from our collection?  Click here.

Please note that every attempt has been made to provide accurate information on the database.  If you see something you would like to correct please contact the Collections Manager, Lisa Uyeda, at [email protected] or 604.777.7000 ext 140.