titleQuick Cleaners; Vancouver, BC






descriptionExterior image showing two women, sisters, both wearing black skirts, short sleeved patterned blouses and wire-framed glasses standing in front of a storefront with a sign in the window reading: "Quick Cleaners" at 818 Smythe Street, Vancouver, BC. The women in the photograph have been identified as Fumiko (Saito) Ezaki and her younger sister Kimiko (Saito) Nasu.


history of use


The Saito family ran two shops, the K. Saito tailors on Powell Street, and Quick Cleaners at 818 Smythe Street. They lived in the back of the K. Saito Tailors on Powell Street until 1940 when they sold the business and moved into a house. Quick cleaners was in business from 1931-1942 when they were interned.


part ofEzaki Family collection




Nikkei National Museum