Jodo Shinshu Vancouver Temple profiled

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From the Vancouver Courier

Although Strathcona carries a strong image of a working class monoculture, the shadow of a mostly forgotten community still lingers. The blocks between Jackson and Main to the east and west, and Cordova and the waterfront to the south and north were once a landing point for Japanese immigrants seeking a new start in Canada at the turn of the 20th century. This small district within Strathcona was once called Japantown. A few remnants of the lost neighbourhood still exist, such as the Vancouver Buddhist Temple.

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