Kōrero: Japanese

Kamizono’s billiard saloon

Kamizono’s billiard saloon

Arriving in 1915, Morinosuke Kamizono was one of the first Japanese immigrants to settle in New Zealand. He married Hine Wanoa of Ngāti Porou and moved to the East Cape town of Te Araroa. The couple owned the Star billiard saloon, pictured here, until 1938, and also ran a barber’s business.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, George Garland Newell Collection (PAColl-4821)
Reference: 1/2-177539; G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Tessa Copland, 'Japanese - Contact 1900–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1236/kamizonos-billiard-saloon (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Tessa Copland, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015