Hide Hyodo Shimizu 1936 Scrapbook – Treasures from the Vault, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.
[Text: Treasures from the Vault]
[Gloved hand turning the page of a scrapbook]
[Text: Hide Hyodo Shimizu Collection]
[ Text: Lisa Uyeda, Collections Manager]
[Woman seated at a table with archive box beside her and archive shelves behind her]
Hi, I’m Lisa Uyeda, Collections Manager at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. Welcome to the vault. Here I have with me an item from the Hide Hyodo Shimizu collection.
[Upclose image of newspaper clippings in a scrapbook from May 22, 1936]
In May 1936, four delegates from the Japanese-Canadian Citizens League traveled to Ottawa to speak to the Special Committee on Elections and Franchise Acts in an effort to gain the federal franchise.
[Black and white photo of three men and a woman standing outside of a building]
The four delegates were Dr. E. Banno, a dentist; Ms. Hide Hyodo, a school teacher; Mr. Minoru Kobayashi, a life insurance agent; and Dr. S. Hayakawa, a university professor.
[Close up of scrapbook, image of Parliament, map, postcards]
The delegation was unsuccessful in their attempt, but made significant strides in bringing attention to the inequality faced by Asian-Canadians. Hide created this scrapbook which documents their journey.
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[Text: Collections Manager at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Lisa Uyeda
Filming by Alan Sanderson
Music by The Kyoto Collection – Hachiko (The Faithful Dog)
Graphics by Eleanor Wong
Editing by Eleanor Wong
Project Coordinator: Nichola Ogiwara
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre]