Raymond’s Brain: My Baachan #11, Fishing

A personal history by Raymond Nakamura

Manzo Nagano and many other Japanese, came to work in the growing fishing industry along the coast of British Columbia. They usually worked with people from the same village or prefecture, under a bossu who could negotiate work, gear, and housing. In Steveston, Gihei Kuno encouraged others from Wakayama to come.

This drawing is based on a photo on the Sedai web site, a wonderful collection of oral histories.

 

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Republished from Raymond’s Brain.

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