Kiyoko Hamanishi

Kiyoko Hamanishi

She was born on 27 October 1906. Her maiden name is Kiyoko Kokawa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Masa Kokawa (mother; nee Masa Ryujin), Tokutaro Kokawa (father), Shinjiro Hamanishi (husband), Chizuko Hamanishi (daughter), Keiko Hamanishi (daughter), Toshiko Hamanishi (daughter), and Katsumi Hamanishi (son). Her home address is listed as 410 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameKiyoko Hamanishi
Custodian Identification Number6712
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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