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From Fuki to Ofuro: Japanese Canadians in Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo17535
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
7 Oct. 2021
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (84 min., 20 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo ; 29 fps
Scope and Content
Item consists of a video recording of a live Zoom webinar on the Burnaby Village Museum Facebook page on October 7, 2021. The webinar was hosted by Burnaby Village Museum Community Engagement Coordinator, Christina Froschauer and presented by Raymond Nakamura. The webinar is titled "From Fuki to O…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Burnaby Neighbourhood Speaker Series series
Subseries
Neighbourhood Speaker Series - Fall 2021 subseries
Date
7 Oct. 2021
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (84 min., 20 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo ; 29 fps
Material Details
Presenter: Raymond Nakamura
Host: Christina Froschauer
Date of Presentation: October 7, 2021
Total Number of tracks: 1
Total Length of all tracks: 84 min., 20 sec.
Recording Device: Zoom video communication and Facebook platforms
Recording Note: Film was edited from it's original recorded version (97 min., 37 sec.) to edited version (84 min., 20 sec.) for public viewing on Heritage Burnaby.
Accession Code
BV021.31.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
Item consists of a video recording of a live Zoom webinar on the Burnaby Village Museum Facebook page on October 7, 2021. The webinar was hosted by Burnaby Village Museum Community Engagement Coordinator, Christina Froschauer and presented by Raymond Nakamura. The webinar is titled "From Fuki to Ofuro: Japanese Canadians in Burnaby". In this webinar, Raymond Nakamura shares his own Japanese family history (Yamashita and Nakamura families) in British Columbia; provides insight into the Fuki plant (also known as butterbur) which was used by Japanese Canadians as a special culinary plant; describes the customs behind the ofuro (Japanese bathhouse) at Burnaby Village Museum and shares some of his research on Japanese Canadians who lived in Burnaby prior to the internment of Japanese Canadians in World War II. The title slide of Raymond's presentation reads "Japanese Canadians in Pre-War Burnaby". Raymond's presentation is supported with his own illustrations along with historical photographs from personal and public archival collections including the Nikkei National Museum, The City of Burnaby Archives and the Burnaby Village Museum. Japanese families highlighted in Raymond's talk include the Nakamuras; Yamashitas; Yasuis; Kokuryos; Kojimas; Shimotakaharas; Kariatsumaris; Ibatas; Marie Karamoto family and Dr. Taihei Kuzuhara. Many historical references regarding Burnaby residents come from Burnaby publications; "In the Shadow by the Sea : recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village" and "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby". During breaks in the presentation, Christina and Raymond take questions from webinar participants on zoom as well as viewers from the live recording on Burnaby Village Museum's Facebook page. Resource links shared during presentation include: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre https://centre.nikkeiplace.org/res.../search-the-collection/ Landscapes of Injustic Archive https://loi.uvic.ca/archive/ Raymond's Brain https://www.raymondsbrain.com/ In the Shadow by the Sea : recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary5173
History/Biography
Raymond Nakamura was born and raised in Toronto, and has lived most of his adult life in Vancouver. Holding a PhD in Marine Sciences from University of Toronto, Raymond’s study specializing in the hydrodynamics of sand dollars. More recently, he has been recognized for his research work on Japanese Canadians, leading to fact and fiction writing, co-hosting podcasts and delivering creative presentations on the subject –one of which we are honoured to see today. Raymond has worked collaboratively with cultural centers across the Greater Vancouver Region, including Science World, the Vancouver Aquarium, the Nikkei National Museum, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, to name a few.
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
Social Issues - Racism
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Plants
Names
Shimotakahara, Hideko
Yasui, Harding
Yasui, Sukegoro
Kokuryo, Hideko
Karamoto, Marie
Nakamura, Raymond
Yamashita family
Kuzuhara, Dr. Taihei
Froschauer , Christina
Burnaby Village Museum
Kojima family
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Notes
Title based on contents of video recording
Video

From Fuki to Ofuro: Japanese Canadians in Burnaby, 7 Oct. 2021

From Fuki to Ofuro: Japanese Canadians in Burnaby, 7 Oct. 2021

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/media/hpo/_Data/_BVM_Moving_Images/2021_0031_0001_003.mp4
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Harding and Yasue Yasui

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15218
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1926] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harding and Yasue "Margaret" Yasui seated on the steps of their home on the site of the Nichols Chemical Plant.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Bar…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[1926] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.38
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harding and Yasue "Margaret" Yasui seated on the steps of their home on the site of the Nichols Chemical Plant.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Barnet B.C. The family lived on the site with five other families in a bunkhouse including the three Kokuryo brothers and their families and the Kojima family. The children attended Barnet School for three years before the family moved to Surrey in 1934 after purchasing farm land. Sukegoro and Tane Yasui grew strawberries and raised chickens on the farm and Sukegoro continued to work shift work at the Nichols plant. In 1942, the Yasui family were interned and sent to work on a sugar beet farm near Lethbridge, Alberta. While living in Picture Butte, Alberta,Yasue married Matsuo Matsumura. Following the war, the whole family moved to Kingston, Ontario where Harding completed his senior year of high school. A few years later, Harding moved to Montreal and his parents joined him.
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
Persons - Children
Names
Matsumura, Yasue Yasui "Margaret"
Yasui, Harding
Nichols Chemical Company Limited
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Date of photograph [1926] based on birth dates of Yasue "Margaret"- born 1921 and Harding Yasui- born July 1923
In the Shadow by the Sea spells Sukegoro's wife's name as "Lane" (Harata) Yasui, obits for Sukegoro Yasui and his wife use the spelling "Tane" Hirata Yasui.
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Harding and Yasue Yasui in the family car

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15214
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1926] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harding Yasui and his sister Yasue "Margaret" Yasui (Matsumura) in the family's 1918 Dodge touring sedan. Harding is seated in the driver's seat and Yasue "Margaret" is seated in the back seat.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Bar…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[1926] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.35
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harding Yasui and his sister Yasue "Margaret" Yasui (Matsumura) in the family's 1918 Dodge touring sedan. Harding is seated in the driver's seat and Yasue "Margaret" is seated in the back seat.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Barnet B.C. The family lived on the site with five other families in a bunkhouse including the three Kokuryo brothers and their families and the Kojima family. The children attended Barnet School for three years before the family moved to Surrey in 1934 after purchasing farm land. Sukegoro and Tane Yasui grew strawberries and raised chickens on the farm and Sukegoro continued to work shift work at the Nichols plant. In 1942, the Yasui family were interned and sent to work on a sugar beet farm near Lethbridge, Alberta. While living in Picture Butte, Alberta,Yasue married Matsuo Matsumura. Following the war, the whole family moved to Kingston, Ontario where Harding completed his senior year of high school. A few years later, Harding moved to Montreal and his parents joined him.
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
Transportation - Automobiles
Persons - Children
Names
Matsumura, Yasue Yasui "Margaret"
Yasui, Harding
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
In the Shadow by the Sea spells Sukegoro's wife's name as "Lane" (Harata) Yasui, obits for Sukegoro Yasui and his wife use the spelling "Tane" Hirata Yasui
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Harding and Yasue Yasui in the family car

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15215
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1926] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harding Yasui and his sister Yasue "Margaret" Yasui (Matsumura) in the family's 1918 Dodge touring sedan. Harding is in the driver's seat and his sister Yasue "Margaret" is beside him.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Bar…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[1926] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.36
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harding Yasui and his sister Yasue "Margaret" Yasui (Matsumura) in the family's 1918 Dodge touring sedan. Harding is in the driver's seat and his sister Yasue "Margaret" is beside him.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Barnet B.C. The family lived on the site with five other families in a bunkhouse including the three Kokuryo brothers and their families and the Kojima family. The children attended Barnet School for three years before the family moved to Surrey in 1934 after purchasing farm land. Sukegoro and Tane Yasui grew strawberries and raised chickens on the farm and Sukegoro continued to work shift work at the Nichols plant. In 1942, the Yasui family were interned and sent to work on a sugar beet farm near Lethbridge, Alberta. While living in Picture Butte, Alberta,Yasue married Matsuo Matsumura. Following the war, the whole family moved to Kingston, Ontario where Harding completed his senior year of high school. A few years later, Harding moved to Montreal and his parents joined him.
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
Transportation - Automobiles
Persons - Children
Names
Matsumura, Yasue Yasui "Margaret"
Yasui, Harding
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
See page 128 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "Yasue and Harding Yasui in their family's 1918 Dodge car, 1926"
In the Shadow by the Sea spells Sukegoro's wife's name as "Lane" (Harata) Yasui, obits for Sukegoro Yasui and his wife use the spelling "Tane" Hirata Yasui.
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Sukegoro, Harding and Yasue Yasui with family car

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15217
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1927] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sukegoro Yasui with his daughter, Yasue and son, Harding with their 1918 Dodge sedan. Mr. Yasui is standing next to the car and his children are standing on ther running board. The car is parked on the side of a bridge with a wooden railing.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Bar…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[1927] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.37
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sukegoro Yasui with his daughter, Yasue and son, Harding with their 1918 Dodge sedan. Mr. Yasui is standing next to the car and his children are standing on ther running board. The car is parked on the side of a bridge with a wooden railing.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Barnet B.C. The family lived on the site with five other families in a bunkhouse including the three Kokuryo brothers and their families and the Kojima family. The children attended Barnet School for three years before the family moved to Surrey in 1934 after purchasing farm land. Sukegoro and Tane Yasui grew strawberries and raised chickens on the farm and Sukegoro continued to work shift work at the Nichols plant. In 1942, the Yasui family were interned and sent to work on a sugar beet farm near Lethbridge, Alberta. While living in Picture Butte, Alberta,Yasue married Matsuo Matsumura. Following the war, the whole family moved to Kingston, Ontario where Harding completed his senior year of high school. A few years later, Harding moved to Montreal and his parents joined him.
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
Transportation - Automobiles
Persons - Children
Names
Matsumura, Yasue Yasui "Margaret"
Yasui, Harding
Yasui, Sukegoro
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
See page 129 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "Mr. Sukegoro Yasui with Yasue and Harding by their 1918 Dodge car, 1926"
Date of photograph [1927] based on birth dates of Yasue "Margaret"- born 1921 and Harding Yasui- born July 1923
In the Shadow by the Sea spells Sukegoro's wife's name as "Lane" (Harata) Yasui, obits for Sukegoro Yasui and his wife use the spelling "Tane" Hirata Yasui.
Images
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Tane, Sukegoro, Yasue and Harding Yasui

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15212
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1926 (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tane (Hirata) Yasui and Sukegoro Yasui with their daughter, Yasue Margaret and son Harding Yasui. The family are seated on a log with a tall grass and bushes behind them.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Bar…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
1926 (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.32
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tane (Hirata) Yasui and Sukegoro Yasui with their daughter, Yasue Margaret and son Harding Yasui. The family are seated on a log with a tall grass and bushes behind them.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Barnet B.C. The family lived on the site with five other families in a bunkhouse including the three Kokuryo brothers and their families and the Kojima family. The children attended Barnet School for three years before the family moved to Surrey in 1934 after purchasing farm land. Sukegoro and Tane Yasui grew strawberries and raised chickens on the farm and Sukegoro continued to work shift work at the Nichols plant. In 1942, the Yasui family were interned and sent to work on a sugar beet farm near Lethbridge, Alberta. While living in Picture Butte, Alberta,Yasue married Matsuo Matsumura. Following the war, the whole family moved to Kingston, Ontario where Harding completed his senior year of high school. A few years later, Harding moved to Montreal and his parents joined him.
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
Persons - Children
Names
Matsumura, Yasue Yasui "Margaret"
Yasui, Harding
Yasui, Tane Hirata
Yasui, Sukegoro
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
See page 126 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "Mrs. Lane Yasui, Yasue, Harding and Mr. Sekagoro Yasui, 1926.
In the Shadow by the Sea spells Sukegoro's wife's name as "Lane" (Harata) Yasui, obits for Sukegoro Yasui and his wife use the spelling "Tane" Hirata Yasui.
Images
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Yasue and Harding Yasui

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15216
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1924] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of Yasue "Margaret" Yasui (Matsumura) and her brother Harding Yasui on the site of the Nichols Chemical Company plant. Yasue is standing next to her brother who is seated on the grass beside her. A fence is visible behind them.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Bar…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[1924] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.34
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Yasue "Margaret" Yasui (Matsumura) and her brother Harding Yasui on the site of the Nichols Chemical Company plant. Yasue is standing next to her brother who is seated on the grass beside her. A fence is visible behind them.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Barnet B.C. The family lived on the site with five other families in a bunkhouse including the three Kokuryo brothers and their families and the Kojima family. The children attended Barnet School for three years before the family moved to Surrey in 1934 after purchasing farm land. Sukegoro and Tane Yasui grew strawberries and raised chickens on the farm and Sukegoro continued to work shift work at the Nichols plant. In 1942, the Yasui family were interned and sent to work on a sugar beet farm near Lethbridge, Alberta. While living in Picture Butte, Alberta,Yasue married Matsuo Matsumura. Following the war, the whole family moved to Kingston, Ontario where Harding completed his senior year of high school. A few years later, Harding moved to Montreal and his parents joined him.
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
Persons - Children
Names
Matsumura, Yasue Yasui "Margaret"
Nichols Chemical Company Limited
Yasui, Harding
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
See page 127 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "Yasueand Harding Yasui, 1923"
Date of photograph [1924] based on birth dates of Yasue "Margaret"- born 1921 and Harding Yasui- born July 1923
In the Shadow by the Sea spells Sukegoro's wife's name as "Lane" (Harata) Yasui, obits for Sukegoro Yasui and his wife use the spelling "Tane" Hirata Yasui
Images
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Yasue Yasui

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15213
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1923] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of young Yasue "Margaret" Yasui (Matsumura) standing on a wooden bridge on the site of the Nichols Chemical Company plant.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Bar…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[1923] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.33
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of young Yasue "Margaret" Yasui (Matsumura) standing on a wooden bridge on the site of the Nichols Chemical Company plant.
Administrative History
Sukegoro (Shoyen) Yasui (1884-1972) and his wife Tane (Hirata) Yasui (d.1987) emigrated from Japan to Canada in 1919. Sukegoro and Tane had two children Yasue Margaret (Matsumura) (1921-2019) and Harding Yasui (1923-2008). Sukegoro worked as a burner operator for the Nichols Chemical Company of Barnet B.C. The family lived on the site with five other families in a bunkhouse including the three Kokuryo brothers and their families and the Kojima family. The children attended Barnet School for three years before the family moved to Surrey in 1934 after purchasing farm land. Sukegoro and Tane Yasui grew strawberries and raised chickens on the farm and Sukegoro continued to work shift work at the Nichols plant. In 1942, the Yasui family were interned and sent to work on a sugar beet farm near Lethbridge, Alberta. While living in Picture Butte, Alberta,Yasue married Matsuo Matsumura. Following the war, the whole family moved to Kingston, Ontario where Harding completed his senior year of high school. A few years later, Harding moved to Montreal and his parents joined him.
Subjects
Persons - Japanese Canadians
Persons - Children
Names
Matsumura, Yasue Yasui "Margaret"
Nichols Chemical Company Limited
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
See page 127 of book "In the Shadow by the Sea - Recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "Yasue Yasui, 1926"
Date of photograph [1924] based on birth dates of Yasue "Margaret"- born 1921 and Harding Yasui- born July 1923
In the Shadow by the Sea spells Sukegoro's wife's name as "Lane" (Harata) Yasui, obits for Sukegoro Yasui and his wife use the spelling "Tane" Hirata Yasui.
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