Consul-General Uchida Attends “Unveiling Memory Journeys in the Bunka Centre” in Lethbridge

On April 14th, Consul General Uchida attended the ‘Unveiling Memory Journeys in the Bunka Centre’ at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. The event was held as part of the Nikkei Memory Capture Project jointly promoted by research institutes such as the University of Lethbridge and the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.

The Memory Journeys mural features an entire wall illustrating the history of Japanese Canadians who immigrated from Japan, while the Memory Booth is a place where Japanese Canadians can recount stories of their family history to be recorded. The two unique displays allow guests to fully experience the Nikka Yuko Bunka Centre.

After greetings from Consul General Uchida, The Honourable Nathan Neudorf, MLA, and the Deputy Mayor of Lethbridge, Councillor Jenn Schmidt-Rempel also delivered remarks. Dr. Carly Adams from the University of Lethbridge and Dr. Darren Aoki from the University of Plymouth then shared their presentation regarding their current research about the Nikkei Memory Capture Project.

Consul-General Uchida delivers opening remarks The event in progress

Dr. Carly Adams and Dr. Darren Aoki
delivering their research presentation
The Memory Booth

A section of the Time Map mural Consul-General Uchida speaking with Toshio “Tosh” Kanashiro,
to whom the Memory Booth is dedicated