Fonds 92/20 - Shokichi Akatsuka fonds

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Shokichi Akatsuka fonds

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CA JCN 92/20

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  • [ca. 1910-1930] (Creation)
    Akatsuka, Shokichi

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42 photographs

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Shokichi Akatsuka was born December 25, 1870 in Japan, arriving in Canada in 1907. Places that he lived included Hawaii and Vancouver. Akatsuka lived in Vancouver at 453 Powell Street above the "Hori Store". During the Internment era, he moved to Lillooet, B.C. Akatsuka graduated from a school of photography, and was a professional photographer. He was also a manager of a bowling alley. Akatsuka was married to Kuma Nakamura and cared for his foster son and grand nephew, George Kurokawa. Shokichi Akatsuka passed away April 19, 1951.

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Records were in the custody of George Kurokawa, foster son of Shokichi Akatsuka.

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The fonds consists of photographs of Japanese Canadians and events and activities of the Japanese-Canadian community in and around Vancouver.

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BCAUL control number: JCN-1466

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