Rock, Paper, Scissors exhibit by Cindy Mochizuki

Rock, Paper, ScissorsExhibit Opens: February 4 – April 30, 2017

Rock, Paper, Scissors is a multi-media installation comprised of radio drama, video/animation, and sculpture. Upon entering the hauntingly, mysterious space of K’s restaurant – one is led through an immersive time-travel to sites off the shores of Yonago, Japan to the islands of British Columbia. Spanning the 1900s – 2100, this 60 minute installation invites audiences to experience an immersive trilogy of short storiesEach short story bridges a connection between Canada and Japan by way of early Japanese migration and the natural resources of coal, lumber, and iron.

In 2017, as we enter Canada’s 150th year, and the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Canadians, this exhibit imagines the complexity of history through a transpacific, speculative fiction.

Rock, Paper, Scissors Opening Reception
Saturday, February 4th, 2017. 12-3pm. Admission free.

We are presenting a special lunch menu during the Rock, Paper, Scissors opening reception.
Limited supply of 50 exhibit lunches available for $10. Pre-order recommended.
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Artist Talk
Saturday, February 18, 2017. 2pm. Admission free.

Hiroshima: Memoirs of a Survivor

Sachi Komura Rummel’s story of survival and renewal

Join us for a talk with author Sachi Komura Rummel

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Free admission. Please RSVP to or 604.777.7000 ext.109
English and Japanese books available for purchase and signing.

In the early morning of August 6th, 1945, an eight year old girl played in the schoolyard with her classmates. Suddenly there was a flash of light followed by a tremendous blast. In an instant her life had changed forever. This is her story of survival and renewal. She hopes that her life and her story will enable people to reflect on the terror that war and nuclear weapons pose to present and future generations.

Sachi Rummel

WWI Vetran Zennosuke Inouye Re-enactment

Zennosuke Inouye – A prominent Surrey businessman, chauffeur, and vetran of World War I.

Re-enactment Portrayed by Kevin Takahide Lee
November 5, 2016 at Nikkei Centre
Free admission.
Please make a reservation: | 604.777.7000 ext.109.

Join us for a special performance of moments from the life of Nikkei First World War veteran. 50 minute performance followed by talkback session with actor Kevin Takahide Lee** & Writer/Director Yvette Dudley-Neuman**.  Presented by the City of Surrey, Heritage Services.

Zennosuke Inouye (1884-1957), interned WWI veteran NNM 2005.1.1.29

Zennosuke Inouye (1884-1957), interned WWI veteran
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Zennosuke Inouye was a prominent Surrey businessman, chauffeur, and veteran of World War I.  After the war, he purchased 80 acres of land in Strawberry Hills through the Soldier’s Settlement Board and built a pioneer homestead. He was President of the Surrey Berry Growers’ Association and a volunteer at the Japanese Language School. During World War II, he and his family endured the hardship of the internment camps and the repossession of his farmland, profitable business and home.  He wrote 80 letters to  government offices and ministers, fighting to regain his land. He is the only Japanese Canadian war veteran to have his land returned to him.

This theatrical presentation is part of the City of Surrey’s Heritage Re-Enactment program:  **The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.