A personal history by Raymond Nakamura
In 1940, not long after her husband passed away, my baachan’s eldest son bought a dry cleaning business in Victoria to start a new life. He got married and they soon had a child, but he still looked after my Baachan and the youngest siblings. They lived in an apartment behind the dry cleaning shop.
This is a drawing, not of their dry cleaning shop, but of the famous Empress Hotel in Victoria where you can still go for high tea, based on a photograph from around then (NNM 2013.57.2.1.85).
Republished from Raymond’s Brain.