Riku Atagi

Riku Atagi

She was born on 25 January 1896. Her family includes Hide Atagi (mother), Mazoemon Atagi (father), Ishimatsu Atagi (husband), Hatsuo Atagi (son), Isamu Atagi (son), and Toshiko Atagi (daughter). 1130 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC and 366 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Westbank, BC and Peachland, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameRiku Atagi
Custodian Identification Number14304
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Westbank, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Peachland, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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