titleNimi Shoten Mosaic




dateCirca 1918


descriptionA mosaic of small white and dark reddish brown tiles set in cement. The background of the sign is white and the dark reddish brown tiles read, "NIMI 331."


history of use


The mosaic was laid in the ground at the entranceway of the Nimi Shoten located on 331 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC. It was subsequently rescued by the owner's son, Bob Nimi, in 2010 during the city's renovation of the street.


part ofNimi Family collection




Nikkei National Museum