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.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, George Garland Newell Collection (PAColl-4821)
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Me pēnei te tohu i te 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 23 July 2019)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015