Lillooet community and Elders were invitied to “Remember Dr. Miyazaki”, an afternoon of storytelling on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Miyazaki House. Story telling and oral history connects us to the past through people who lived it.
The Miyazaki House Society would like to invite anyone who would be interested to share and listen to people’s stories of Dr. Miyazaki. We would like to record the memories of how various people interacted with the late doctor when he practiced in the Lillooet area during the 1940’s into the early 1980’s.
The society felt that by documenting Dr. Miyazaki’s relationships with members of the community, we can preserve the unique and diverse history of the Lillooet region surrounding the Miyazaki House.
Unfortunately, the first filmed interviews were low quality and not usable.
In 2014 the Miyazaki House Society received funding from the National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund to create a documentary about how people remembered Doctor Miyazaki. The original idea was to create CDs and sell them but we decided to publish the stories online instead.
Memories of Doctor Masajiro Miyazaki is a video documenting the heartwarming and inspirational stories of some of his patients, friends, and fellow citizens. Below are previews of the interviews.
Memories of Doctor Masajiro Miyazaki Documentary
The Miyazaki House Society still has all the raw footage of the interviews. We are seeking assistance to edit and complete the full length documentary.