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Historic Joy Kogawa House

Vancouver, British Columbia
House Museum/Homestead
1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Historic Joy Kogawa House is the childhood home of Canadian author Joy Kogawa. Joy and her family lived in this Vancouver house until 1942, when they were sent to an internment camp along with thousands of other Canadians of Japanese descent. Now used as a site for author residencies and literary events, the house stands as a historical reminder of the internment experience of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, and by extension, to the experiences of diverse cultural and ethnic groups within Canadian society.

Japanese Canadian History

Notes from "Dreaming of the West Coast"

Historic Joy Kogawa house was the family home of author Joy Kogawa.I’ve always been a huge fan of her poetry and novels.She was a survivor of internment camps where Canadians of Japanese descent were sent during WW2.She endured and later would become a great literary icon.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Washrooms


1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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