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Toyo Takata – Esquimalt Is My home; Takata Japanese Tea Gardens, Esquimalt

Takata Tea House in Japanese Gardens, Gorge Kinsmen Park ca. 1920. Takata v9861814, Esquimalt Archives.                           Restored Japanese Gardens, Gorge Kinsmen Park, Esquimalt, 2015. Born in Esquimalt, in 1920, Takata's family returned to Japan in 1925 for a couple of years where Toyo received education in Japanese, before returning to Esquimalt. Toyo Takata attended Lampson School, Esquimalt High,…

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