After the war, Japanese Americans had been all over the compulsory acquisition of Canada was faced with the choice of moving to the east of the Rockies or return to Japan. This deportation order is canceled in 1947, many Japanese people have already seized the property after Powell left the city, the Nikkei had just then returned to Powell Street.
Then gradually the city Powell still went downhill, leading to the present. And that made such a big Japanese city of Powell Street was not then in Canada.
This sad history of the Japanese people in Canada, spent a second generation Japanese Canadians during World War II Girls Joy Kogawa's book "Obasan" is drawn. Books in Canada This book is the first time through I read.
Momotaro is impressive that in the description of this book. Folktales "MOMOTARO" is not Japanese folk tales, folk tales have a scene that he is Canadian. "We're Canadian, that is why we talk to Canadian" Yes it is.
Yes, they are a Canadian. The overwhelming sadness of being discriminated against as an enemy alien in blood drawn that I grew up as a Japanese Canadian born in Canada, is depicted with many sad episodes.
Currently, in the city every August Powell "Powell Festival" is held. When I first thought were going to the festival where Japanese tough, why bother, when Powell knew the background of this city, was able to understand the significance there .
I hope that one day and made the town such as Japanese Powell Street in Vancouver.