Bunyei Iwanami

Bunyei Iwanami

He was born on 18 January 1885. He was a millhand employed by Sprout Lake Lumber Mill, Sprout Lake, BC. His family includes s Hayo Iwaname (mother), Sojuro Iwaname (father), Koma Iwaname (wife; nee Koma Konishi), Takako Iwaname (daughter), Toshiye Iwaname (daughter), Yeiji Iwaname (son) and Sadae Kawakami (common-law wife). His home address is listed as Kleecoot, BC and Sprout Lake, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameBunyei Iwanami
Custodian Identification Number734
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Bunyei Iwanami
K Iwanami
Koma Iwanami


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