Welcome to Nikkei Tapestry

Nikkei Tapestry explores the history of four generations of Japanese Canadians in southern Alberta: the Issei, Nisei, Sansei, and Yonsei. This exhibit also includes the story of the Idosha who were relocated from the west coast of Canada during the Second World War and touches on the growing community of Hapa or those with partial Japanese heritage. Another wave of Japanese people, the Shin Issei, immigrated to Canada starting in the 1960s.

Each shares its unique story of how they balanced their own culture, heritage and assimilation into Western society.

Review the Orientation or choose a chapter below

Chapters on different Japanese groups