Miyoko Ashizawa

Miyoko Ashizawa

She was born on 2 June 1918. Her married name is Miyoko Shishido. She was a dressmaker employed by Mrs. Nakamura. Her family includes Yasaburo Ashizawa (father) and Masaye Shishido (husband; married in 1943). Her home address is listed as 518 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and later exiled to Japan in August 1946.


Regularized NameMiyoko Ashizawa
Custodian Identification Number9877
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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