titleHonour Roll Veteran 30 - Private Usaku Shibuta




dateCirca 1914


descriptionThe item consists of a black and white photograph in the shape of an oval. The photograph is a portrait of a Japanese Canadian soldier and the image is cropped closely so that only his face and torso are visible with a lightly coloured backdrop. The soldier is dressed in full First World War Canadian Service Dress and his torso is positioned very slightly to the left while and is facing toward the camera. The soldier has been identified Private Usaku Shibuta, 228504, of the 52nd Battalion. Shibuta contracted TB in 1917, was discharged from the Army in 1918, and died of January 1919, and was buried in the Military Cemetery in Nelson, B.C. The photograph is attached to a piece of the original poster board. A white oval has been traced around the photograph.


history of use


The original poster was separated in order to recreate the original. The recreated poster and honour roll is framed and owned by the Vancouver Japanese Language School. The honour roll was restored in 1985 by the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Committee and the original images were stored with the chair of the committee Frank Kamiya until donated in full to the museum. The JCWMC was established in 1984 with the mission to produce the Remembrance Day services each year and to keep the monument in good condition. The Chairs over the years were Frank Kamiya, Beverly Inouye, Nancy Kato and currently Linda Kawamoto Reid (2011-).


part ofFrank Kamiya collection




Nikkei National Museum