Kinya Ikegami

Kinya Ikegami

He was born on 09 June 1921. He was a fisherman employed by Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Ritsu Ikegami (mother; nee Ritsu Yamanaka) and Matajiro Ikegami (father). His home address is listed as Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Eatonville, ON, and 153 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameKinya Ikegami
Custodian Identification Number474
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Eatonville, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Skeena River


Custodian Case Files (1)


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.