During the First World War, Canada and Japan were allies. More than 200 Japanese Canadians served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
This photograph shows community members in Vancouver gathering to mourn. Above them hangs a banner that reads, in Japanese: In memory of Toshitaka Ishihara, who died as a soldier.
Ishihara died of gunshot wounds in France on 31 March 1917.
- Date 1917–1918
- Associated Persons Private Toshitaka Ishihara
- Institution Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
- Collection --
- Object No. 2001.11.54