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Exhibition: Kakonosedai. A Century of Community

Kakanosedai PosterThe Kakonosedai exhibition is the third of the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society’s special exhibitions. Kakonosedai: A Century of Community celebrates the Japanaese pioneers of Lake Country and their descendants, with a look at what they would have brought with them from Japan to Canada in the late 1800s and early 1900s. On display will be a collection of original artifacts, photographs and personal documents to supplement the existing stories of these courageous people.

Kakonosedai is part of an overarching initiative to tell the story of the first Japanese Canadian pioneers of our community and their experiences during the period from 1899 to pre-World War II. Through the gracious funding provided by The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, the Museum wishes to honour the many Japanese pioneers.