Sakura in the Land of the Maple Leaf

Japanese Cultural Traditions in Canada

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Carlo Caldarola, K. Victor Ujimoto, Mitsuru Shimpo

Based on research conducted in the mid-1970s, this book profiles the regional development of Japanese cultural traditions in British Columbia, southern Alberta and metropolitan Toronto. The authors examine how long held Japanese beliefs and practices responded to the social upheaval caused by diaspora, internment, prejudice and cultural assimilation and provide us with a snapshot of Japanese culture in post-war Canada, 100 years after the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants. Firsthand accounts, archival photographs and evocative descriptions round out this fascinating look at a culture in transition which still retains its essential identity and ultimately influences the culture around it.

Canadian Museum of History
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
01/01/20079780660197036SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
EnglishPaperback / softback6.8 in x 9.53 inC$39.95216