Sawa Imamoto

Sawa Imamoto

She was born on 11 May 1896. She was a housewife. Her maiden name was Sawa Watanabe. Her family includes Kunitaro Imamoto (husband), Yaeko Imamoto (daughter), Kusuo Imamoto (son), Tomoma Imamoto (son), Mitsuru Imamoto (son), Shigeo Watanabe (mother; nee Shigeo Matsumoto), and Sajiro Watanabe (father). Her home address is listed as 3015 Wall Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameSawa Imamoto
Custodian Identification Number8360
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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