1630: Sankichi Nogami

1630: Sankichi Nogami

Sankichi Nogami

He was born on 15 March 1876. File lists that his former name was Sankichi Ozaki before he was adopted into his wife’s family on 15 December 1904. He was a fisherman employed by “Fishermans’ Association afloat.” His family includes Rai Nogami (mother), Tomosaburo Ozaki (father; deceased at time of file), Kikunogami Nogami [also, Kiku Nogami] (wife), Yukiko Nogami (daughter), and Noguye Nogami [also, Nobue Nogami] (daughter). He lived in Quathiaski Cove, BC and at 332 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Japanese Work Camp, Lillooet, BC and Oyama, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “Quathiaski #1”; boat “Miss Seymour”; boat “Chelhosen”; lot and house in Comox Assessment District; sewing machine; stove; fishing equipment; boat parts.
Sex M
Date of Birth 15 March 1876
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Lillooet, BC
Oyama, BC
C-9322 (952-1053)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1630
Name Sankichi Nogami
Not Before: 21 March 1942
Not After: 09 December 1950



1630: Sankichi Nogami


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
Publication Information: See Terms of Use for publication and licensing information.


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.