BC Obon Cemetery Tour commemorates Japanese-Canadian internments

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From John McKinley in the Cowichan News Leader:

It is one of the quiet shames of Cowichan. The Second World War internment of local Japanese Canadians stripped the area of a notable cultural sub-pocket that never really reclaimed its local niche.

The quiet will be interrupted Aug. 11 and 12 by a pair of special events in Chemainus and Duncan. The British Columbia Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples Federation is visiting both communities to conduct Obon ceremonies as part of a cemetery tour paying respect to Vancouver Island’s Japanese pioneers.

Full story here: http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/news/163781676.html

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