Both my father and grandfather have served as resident minister at the Steveston temple and when I was growing up.
For me to become a Buddhist minister was quite natural as it is my family’s tradition.
THE ORIGINS OF THE STEVESTON BUDDHIST Temple, celebrating its 80th Anniversary on Saturday, October 25, 2008, are rooted in the first wave of Japanese immigrants to BC. Following on the heels of Manzo Nagano arrival in 1877 and lured by dreams of riches, young men from small fishing villages in Japan began flocking to Steveston.
As chronicled in the media, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre sustained considerable damage due to a Feb. 4 structure fire.
The entire main floor of the building has been destroyed, and most of the furniture and other items inside are gone.
My rock was labeled gLOVEs, an apparent reference to Roy’s StoneDGloves, a photographic and poetic essay based on discarded work gloves at construction sites in Osaka, Japan at the time of Expo ‘70.
TAMEMOTO Matsue—Born July 5, 1912 and passed away peacefully January 23, 2008 at St. Vincent’s Langara Care Home with the family by her side.
I’d like to thank all the Board and volunteers for their support and assistance in making it a wonderful time.
Almost 200 people attended the 11th annual Nikkei Community Shinnenkai held on January 19 at the Nikkei Heritage Centre.