13196: Takeji Samejima

13196: Takeji Samejima

Takeji Samejima

He was born on 20 August 1907. He was a shoemaker who owned and operated Togo Shoe Repair with S. Maruno and T. Sameshima at 25 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC. His family includes Ito Samejima (mother), Itaro Samejima (father) Shizu Samejima (wife), Noriko Samejima (daughter), and Miyoko Samejima (daughter). His home address is listed as 494 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 August 1907
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
C-9421 (1024-1057)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13196
Name Takeji Samejima



13196: Takeji Samejima


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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.