She is the Education Coordinator for the Nikkei National Musuem & Cultural Centre. Before joining the staff team, her first encounter with Nikkei Centre was as a participant in a tea ceremony workshop! Through her work in the Museum’s education programs, Karah brings history to life for schoolchildren in BC by linking the important lessons of the past to the present.
Where is “home” for you?
“My childhood home is Vancouver Island on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, and my great-grandparents are from Okinawa, Japan. Now, I call East Vancouver home.”
We asked her “what does our theme ‘Nikkei Place: Feels Like Home’ mean to you?”
“Nikkei Place is rooted in the long history that Japanese Canadians have here in Canada, as well as a sense of communal belonging. It’s a place for fostering relationships, community and dialogue, where we can feel supported, encouraged and respected. Feels like home, however, is about more than just a gathering of people — its about everyone playing an active role in the Nikkei Place community, and feeling like you’re part of a greater family. ”
Sharing your life experiences and stories are great way to connect people with one another. We encourage you to share your stories of home and what it means to you with the community by filling out the form here.