JAPANESE HOLDINGS ON SALT SPRING ISLAND BEFORE 1941

 

Map of Japanese Settlers

LEGEND
SHOWING THE LOCATION OF JAPANESE HOLDINGS ON SALT SPRING ISLAND BEFORE 1941

1.                   Okano, Kumanosuke and Riyo with sons, Victor and James. A roomer, Mr Negoro stayed with them for a couple of years.
2.                   Murakami, Katsuyori and Kimiko (Okano) with their family. Their land was opposite to the Okano’s property along Sharp Road, bordering the Ito property on the north
3.                   Ito family lived along Sharp Road next door to the Murakami Family, then east to Frank Speed’s property.
4.                   Murakami, Tsunetaro and son, Peter lived along Lower Ganges Road. Their property extended to the gulf course and far back in a northerly direction.
5.                   Murakami, Morihei and family were located next door to the Okanos, along Sharp Road to Lower Ganges Road
6.                   Ohara family lived on the land of the Okano family, near the end of Booth Canal.
7.                   Hirano family lived on Okano land at the south end of Sharp Road.
8.                   Inouye family property was near the junction of Rainbow and Atkins Road.
9.                   Mikado, Masukichi and Tsutayo and family property ran along Lower Ganges Road, and Norton Road and encompassed where the RCMP building now stands.
10.                Tasaka family lived between Drake and Seaview, behind the present Embe Bakery
11.                Iwasaki, Torazo and Fuku property was a vast waterfront area along what is now Sunset Drive.
12.                Takebe, Etsugiro, a bachelor who lived by Welbury Bay
13.                Nakamura family lived on Bittancourt or Beddis Road
14.                Ishizumi, Magoe, a bachelor lived near Cusheon Lake
15.                Cusheon Cove where a large number of Japanese labourers lived in bunk houses and worked at the Bulman and Allison, Cusheon Cove Mill
16.                Omadan and his wife lived and worked on the Ruckle Farm at Beaver Point and other Japanese labourers worked for J.H. Monk at Beaver Point.
17.                Three Japanese labourers were employed in land clearing and lived on the McLennan farm at Beaver Point around 1898.
18.                A Japanese settlement developed at Musgrave Landing where about sixty men cut pilings for the Japanese government.
19.                A number of Japanese men were employed by Harry Bullock on his farm at Bullock Lake, including Junichi Izumi and his two sons and Masukichi Mikado
20.                Numajiri family and Mr Ando lived on or near the Bullock farm and were probably employees of Harry Bullock.
21.                Ito, Nakazo and Hatsu lived on North End Road near Fernwood
22.                Shimojis family lived at Vesuvius