|Akira Kawai collection|
|general material designation|
|[graphic and textual material]|
|3 class report cards and 13 photographs|
|scope and content|
|The collection consists of two series. The first series consists of nine photographs of the internment camp at Tashme, BC, one photograph of the I Kawai Tailor shop in Vancouver, BC, one Kawai family photograph and one kindergarten graduation photograph. The second series consists of three school report cards from the internment camp at Tashme, BC.|
|Akira Kawai's father, Isaburo, was interned in Angler POW camp from May 1942 to May 1946. His mother, Yaeko, with Akira and her other son Haruo were interned in Tashme, BC from May 1942 to May 1946.|
Isaburo Kawai initially immigrated to Vancouver in 1908. He started a tailor shop around 1925 and married Yaeko Miyazawa in 1929. The couple had two sons Haruo born in 1932 and Akira in 1933.
Following the internment, the family settled in Montreal, QC.
|Nikkei National Museum|