Henry Shimizu

Born in Prince Rupert, Henry Shimizu and his family were interned 70 years ago in Hastings Pak and then New Denver. After their release, the family moved to Edmonton where Dr. Shimizu earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta. Dr. Henry Shimizu was among the first Japanese Canadian medical doctors, enjoying a distinguished career as a clinical professor and plastic surgeon. EXPLORE


Cindy Mochizuki

Cindy Mochizuki is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice that moves across several forms including drawing, animation, multi-media installation, collaborations, performance and community-engaged projects. Her works often explore the space between the fictional and the documentary; integrating archival sources and interviews as a common thread within the process of her work. EXPLORE


Norman Takeuchi

A graduate of the Vancouver School of Art, Norman Takeuchi’s early career combined exhibition design (Expo 67, Expo 70, Canadian Museum of Nature) with painting. In 1996 he left his design career to become a full-time artist and has since participated in many solo and group exhibitions. EXPLORE


Andy Mori

Andy T. Mori works with illustration and cartooning. Andy is the grandson of a Nikkei family uprooted from Tofino to the BC Interior. He recently worked as a peer artist/facilitator for the Right to Remain project and participated in exhibits at Gallery Gachet and the Nikkei National Museum. He has a Bachelor in Recreation Management from Langara College. He has lived in the DTES/Pauerugai since 2007, and works at Oppenheimer Park and Carnegie Centre. EXPLORE


Raymond Nakamura

When Raymond is not drawing hysterical historical cartoons, he is walking the dog, helping his daughter with homework or curating museum exhibits. You can listen to him as co-host with Alexis Jensen of Sounds Japanese Canadian To Me, a podcast from the Nikkei National Museum.  EXPLORE