Richmond Nikkei Stories Free Bus Tour

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  • September 29, 2019

    Above: Steveston Nikkei Internment Memorial by Hapa Collective.

    During Culture Days weekend, join the Richmond Public Art Program, Richmond Art Gallery and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site invite to experience and engaging bus tour of Japanese Canadian stories, art and history in Richmond.

    The tour begins with a visit to historical sites at Britannia Shipyards to learn more about the history of the Murakami family, picture brides, canneries, boat building, gardens, and internment.  Walk through Steveston to see public artworks dedicated to the memories of the Japanese men and women who lived and worked in Steveston village, including a visit to the newest public art project – the Steveston Nikkei Memorial.  Complete the tour to view artworks at the Richmond Art Gallery by artists Cindy Mochizuki and Jon Sasaki who explore Japanese mythology and Japanese-Canadian culture in contemporary times.

    The tours are free, however registration is required due to limited seating on the bus.

    Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Meet at the pick-up/drop-off point outside the Richmond Cultural Centre building entrance at 7700 Minoru Gate. Wheel Chair accessible (maximum 2).

    Above: Steveston Nikkei Internment Memorial by Hapa Collective.


    Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Closed on statutory holidays.

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    Richmond Cultural Centre
    7700 Minoru Gate
    Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
    Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse


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