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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.4058.17
Description
"Mel-Ray" Meat Market - Thermometer. Promotional wall thermometer for "Mel-Ray" Meat Market with a glass thermometer and a cardboard backing. The thermometer has a picture of two cottages on a lake side. Below the thermometer is the name of the company, the phone number and the address which is "40…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.4058.17
Description
"Mel-Ray" Meat Market - Thermometer. Promotional wall thermometer for "Mel-Ray" Meat Market with a glass thermometer and a cardboard backing. The thermometer has a picture of two cottages on a lake side. Below the thermometer is the name of the company, the phone number and the address which is "4008 East Hastings St. North Burnaby, B.C.". The thermometer is 14cm x 24cm.
Subjects
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Thermal Tools and Equipment
Thermal Tools and Equipment - Thermometers
Record Type
Artifact
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5834.1
Description
Pacific Photo Finishers - Advertisement card. Small card advertising for the Pacific Photo Finishers on 203 Pacific Ave. The card advertises that they sell films and Kodaks. There is a small photograph of cameras and accessories on the left side of the card.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5834.1
Description
Pacific Photo Finishers - Advertisement card. Small card advertising for the Pacific Photo Finishers on 203 Pacific Ave. The card advertises that they sell films and Kodaks. There is a small photograph of cameras and accessories on the left side of the card.
Subjects
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Flyer
Photographic Tools and Equipment
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 9

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory524
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement with the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko and her interest in the link between BC’s aboriginals and the Ainu of Japan. She describes Toko’s visits, her arrangement for Toko to meet Haida carver Bill Reid, and the events surrounding Burnaby…
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:19:08
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement with the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko and her interest in the link between BC’s aboriginals and the Ainu of Japan. She describes Toko’s visits, her arrangement for Toko to meet Haida carver Bill Reid, and the events surrounding Burnaby’s sister-city Kushiro’s gift of Toko’s sculptures to Burnaby for the Centennial. She also describes Toko’s appreciation of the Haida totems and the native people of BC, and his gift of a set of carving tools to Chief Saul Terry
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:19:08
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Park
Kamui Mintara
Subject
Celebrations - Centennial
Ceremonial Artifacts - Totem Poles
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_9
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track nine of interview with Toki Miyashita

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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 10

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory525
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s description of how Toko Nuburi and his son [Shusei] worked to create the pole carvings in 1989. She also relates that seeing Toko, a man of the north of Japan, explains her own physical characteristics
Date Range
1989-1990
Length
00:06:41
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s description of how Toko Nuburi and his son [Shusei] worked to create the pole carvings in 1989. She also relates that seeing Toko, a man of the north of Japan, explains her own physical characteristics
Date Range
1989-1990
Length
00:06:41
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Park
Kamui Mintara
Subject
Celebrations - Centennial
Ceremonial Artifacts - Totem Poles
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_10
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track ten of interview with Toki Miyashita

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.29.55
Description
Frigidaire Automatic Refrigeration - Booklet -- [1929]. "FRIGIDAIRE AUTOMATIC REFRIGERATION". The cover is brightly coloured with illustrations of food and ice. The booklet describes the benefits of having a Frigidaire refrigerator and outlines the different models that it carries. The back cover l…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV977.29.55
Description
Frigidaire Automatic Refrigeration - Booklet -- [1929]. "FRIGIDAIRE AUTOMATIC REFRIGERATION". The cover is brightly coloured with illustrations of food and ice. The booklet describes the benefits of having a Frigidaire refrigerator and outlines the different models that it carries. The back cover lists the different places in the world that carries Frigidaire products.
Subjects
Advertising Medium
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Food Processing Tools and Equipment
Food Processing Tools and Equipment - Refrigerator
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV992.45.23
Description
Wagner Bumper & Spring Works - Advertisement Blotter -- [192-?]. Promotional blotter for Wagner Bumper & Spring Works at 4236 Kingsway, Central Park. At the top of the blotter is an illustration of a Wagner Bumper. The blotter measures 14cm x 7.5cm.
Object History
Mr. Wagner patented his Triple Spring Bumper for automobiles and attempted to interest one of the major automobile manufacturers in purchasing his patent. He manufactured some bumpers and sold them locally.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV992.45.23
Description
Wagner Bumper & Spring Works - Advertisement Blotter -- [192-?]. Promotional blotter for Wagner Bumper & Spring Works at 4236 Kingsway, Central Park. At the top of the blotter is an illustration of a Wagner Bumper. The blotter measures 14cm x 7.5cm.
Object History
Mr. Wagner patented his Triple Spring Bumper for automobiles and attempted to interest one of the major automobile manufacturers in purchasing his patent. He manufactured some bumpers and sold them locally.
Colour
white
Subjects
Written Communication Tools and Equipment
Written Communication Tools and Equipment - Blotter
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Business Cards
Name Access
Wagner, Frank
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5851.1
Description
Mission Garage - Advertisement Blotter. Advertisment card for the Mission Garage at 3959 Hastings Street Vancouver, run by E. Furer. (Although the address on the card says Vancouver, it is actually in Burnaby, part of the Vancouver Heights community.) The front of the card has an illustration of an…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5851.1
Description
Mission Garage - Advertisement Blotter. Advertisment card for the Mission Garage at 3959 Hastings Street Vancouver, run by E. Furer. (Although the address on the card says Vancouver, it is actually in Burnaby, part of the Vancouver Heights community.) The front of the card has an illustration of an automobile accident. There is a caption at the top of the card "You're Under Arrest!" and another caption on the side of the card "Don't Face Arrest Because of Faulty Brakes...". The reverse side of the card has pink construction paper which has been used as an ink blotter.
Subjects
Written Communication Tools and Equipment
Written Communication Tools and Equipment - Blotter
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Business Cards
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5852.1
Description
A.D. Hewitt Company - Advertisment Blotter. Advertisement card for A.D.Hewitt Company, a decal company in Vancouver BC. The card promotes Name Plates, Truck Lettering, Window and Door Lettering among other serives. The back of the card has been used as an ink blotter.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5852.1
Description
A.D. Hewitt Company - Advertisment Blotter. Advertisement card for A.D.Hewitt Company, a decal company in Vancouver BC. The card promotes Name Plates, Truck Lettering, Window and Door Lettering among other serives. The back of the card has been used as an ink blotter.
Subjects
Written Communication Tools and Equipment
Written Communication Tools and Equipment - Blotter
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Business Cards
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5853.1
Description
Hobson, Christie & Company - Advertisement Blotter. Advertisement card for Hobson, Christie & Company Limited Insurance at 163 W.Hastings Street Vancouver. The company supplies insurance for fire, automobile, casualty and inland marine. The back side of the card has been used as an ink blotter.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5853.1
Description
Hobson, Christie & Company - Advertisement Blotter. Advertisement card for Hobson, Christie & Company Limited Insurance at 163 W.Hastings Street Vancouver. The company supplies insurance for fire, automobile, casualty and inland marine. The back side of the card has been used as an ink blotter.
Subjects
Written Communication Tools and Equipment
Written Communication Tools and Equipment - Blotter
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Business Cards
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5857.1
Description
The Dominion Fire Insurance - Advertisement Blotter. Advertising card for The Dominion Fire Insurance Company. The card has the Dominion of Canada coat of arms on the front, flanked by two flags: the Union Jack and what appears to be the Canadian Red Ensign Flag. The front of the card has been stam…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5857.1
Description
The Dominion Fire Insurance - Advertisement Blotter. Advertising card for The Dominion Fire Insurance Company. The card has the Dominion of Canada coat of arms on the front, flanked by two flags: the Union Jack and what appears to be the Canadian Red Ensign Flag. The front of the card has been stamped with "Alex. Inch Real Estate Agency" and below that is "Phone GL en. 0881 -- 3870 E. Hastings St." The back of the card has been slightly used as an ink blotter but is in very good condition.
Subjects
Written Communication Tools and Equipment
Written Communication Tools and Equipment - Blotter
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Business Cards
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5858.1
Description
Marpole Coal Company - Advertisement Blotter. Advertisement card for the Marpole Coal Company Limited at 1001 Main Street Vancouver B.C. The card also lists other locations in Nanaimo-Wellington, Comox, Stoker, Canmore Briquettes, McLeod River and Midland. There is a small illustration of an Aborig…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5858.1
Description
Marpole Coal Company - Advertisement Blotter. Advertisement card for the Marpole Coal Company Limited at 1001 Main Street Vancouver B.C. The card also lists other locations in Nanaimo-Wellington, Comox, Stoker, Canmore Briquettes, McLeod River and Midland. There is a small illustration of an Aboriginal man on the front. The back of the card has been used as an ink blotter.
Subjects
Written Communication Tools and Equipment
Written Communication Tools and Equipment - Blotter
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Business Cards
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5859.1
Description
New Books for the New Year - Advertisement Blotter. Advertising card for The Clarke & Stuart Company Limited on Seymour Street, Vancouver B.C. The card advertises day books, journals, ledgers, record columnar books, and trial balance books. At the top of the card is "This Blots Both Sides". The car…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5859.1
Description
New Books for the New Year - Advertisement Blotter. Advertising card for The Clarke & Stuart Company Limited on Seymour Street, Vancouver B.C. The card advertises day books, journals, ledgers, record columnar books, and trial balance books. At the top of the card is "This Blots Both Sides". The card was intended as an ink blotter but is in good condition with no ink.
Subjects
Written Communication Tools and Equipment
Written Communication Tools and Equipment - Blotter
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Business Cards
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5865.1
Description
The Farrand Rapid Rule - Advertisement -- [192-]. Advertisement for the Farrand Rapid Rule from the Hiram A. Farrand Inc. in Berlin. The ruler being advertised is made from steel and is said to bend easily and measure curves. Along both sides of the page are four illustrations of the different uses…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5865.1
Description
The Farrand Rapid Rule - Advertisement -- [192-]. Advertisement for the Farrand Rapid Rule from the Hiram A. Farrand Inc. in Berlin. The ruler being advertised is made from steel and is said to bend easily and measure curves. Along both sides of the page are four illustrations of the different uses of the ruler. The advert provides a six inch ruler as an example of its flexibility. The sample ruler was made in the USA and patented in Canada in 1928. The advertisement measures 28cm x 25.5cm.
Subjects
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Flyer
Weights and Measurements Tools and Equipment
Weights and Measurements Tools and Equipment - Rulers
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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ink blotter advertisement

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5916.1
Description
Anaconda Brass Pipe - Advertisement Ink Blotter. Advertisment card for Anaconda Brass Pipe and P.D. Pugh on 16 W. 4 Ave, Vancouver B.C. The front of the card has photograph of a woman and child with a man in a bathroom looking at pipes. There is a caption at the top of the card "Avoid This with Wat…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5916.1
Description
Anaconda Brass Pipe - Advertisement Ink Blotter. Advertisment card for Anaconda Brass Pipe and P.D. Pugh on 16 W. 4 Ave, Vancouver B.C. The front of the card has photograph of a woman and child with a man in a bathroom looking at pipes. There is a caption at the top of the card "Avoid This with Water Pipes of Rustless Brass". The card provides a product description below the caption. The reverse side of the card has blue construction paper which has been used as an ink blotter. The card was printed in Canada and measures 15cm x 8.5cm.
Subjects
Advertising Medium
Advertising Medium - Business Cards
Written Communication Tools and Equipment
Written Communication Tools and Equipment - Blotter
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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