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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Kakehashi

In Honour and Memory of Pioneers from Japan

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
1. Kakehashi Monument
Inscription.  

This memorial commemorates the 150 Victorians of Japanese descent who are buried in this historic cemetery, beginning in 1887.

During the 1940's, when no person of Japanese descent was allowed to remain within 100 miles of the West Coast, many grave markers deteriorated or were vandalized.

This monument is dedicated to the early immigrants from Japan whose courage and endurance made our lives in Canada possible.

[Japanese script on reverse]

August 1999

 
Erected 1999.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, World II.
 
Location. 48° 24.613′ N, 123° 20.543′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Monument is in Section K of Ross Bay Cemetery, south of Fairfield Road and east of Memorial Crescent. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1G1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lorne Lewis (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Minnie Victoria Robertson
Kakehashi Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. Kakehashi Monument
(about 120 meters away); William (Billy) Barker (about 120 meters away); Isabella Mainville Ross (about 180 meters away); George and Isabella Pottinger (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Right Reverend George Hills, D.D. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Edgar Oliver (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .  The Early Years of Japanese Immigration to Canada. (Submitted on June 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Kakehashi Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
3. Kakehashi Monument
Replacement Gravestone near Kakehashi Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
4. Replacement Gravestone near Kakehashi Monument
Replacement Gravestone near Kakehashi Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
5. Replacement Gravestone near Kakehashi Monument
Replacement Gravestone near Kakehashi Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
6. Replacement Gravestone near Kakehashi Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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