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Victoria in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast (North America)
 

Tsukuba

1880-1980

 
 
Tsukuba Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Tsukuba Marker
Inscription.  13 gun – 1034 ton Naval Cadet Training 3 masted screw corvette Commanded by Capt. Norimichi Aiura Imperial Japanese Navy First Japanese naval vessel to visit Canadian water 10 June 1880 Erected on the occasion of the visit of the Japan Training Squadron J.D.S. Katori – J.D.S. Akigumo Commanded by Rear-Admiral Osuke Fukai, J.M.S.D.F. Presented by the Canadian Navy Unveiled by Mayor W. Tindall and Admiral M. Martin 10 June 1980
 
Erected 1980.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1880.
 
Location. 48° 25.255′ N, 123° 22.146′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker can be reached from Government Street. This marker is on the inner seawall next to the Lower Causeway Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Government Street, Victoria BC V8W 1W5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Victoria (here, next to this marker); Kwakiutl Bear Pole (a few steps from this marker); To Our Glorious Dead (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Emily Carr (within shouting distance of this marker); The Netherlands Carillon / History of the Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James Cook, R.N. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Parade of Ships (about 90 meters away); Empress Hotel (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Additional keywords. Japanese
 
Tsukuba Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Tsukuba Marker
The Lower Causeway Promenade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. The Lower Causeway Promenade
Parliament Building is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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