1566: Kotohei Ishihara

1566: Kotohei Ishihara

Kotohei Ishihara

Ishihara was born on 9 November 1876. He was a mill worker employed by B.C. Fir & Cedar Lumber Company Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tsuyu Ishihara (wife; nee Yoshioka; in Japan). His home address is listed as 344 Fourth Avenue West, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes “festival toys”, a “Book of Knowledge”, dolls, bicycle parts, plants identified as valuable by Ishihara, and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 09 November 1876
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
New Denver, BC
C-9321 (1196-1228)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1566
Name Kotohei Ishihara
Not Before: 25 March 1942
Not After: 18 April 1951
Excerpt In addition to the goods listed as belonging to yourself and others, there are various unidentified shrines, kotos, trophies, photographs and papers which will be abandoned as of no value unless evidence of ownership is submitted to the Custodian on or before the 30th of June 1949. (Excerpt from a letter written by the Office of the Custodian to Kotohei Ishihara)



1566: Kotohei Ishihara


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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