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 Hayo Iwanami (mother), Sojuro Iwanami (father), Koma Iwanami (former wife; nee Koma Konishi), Takako Iwanami (daughter), Toshie Kawakami (common law step-daughter), Shizuko Kondo (common-law step-daughter; nee Shizuko Kawakami), Masashi Kawakami (common-law step-son), Eiji Kawakami (common-law step-son) and Sadaye 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
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Kleecoot
Residence (before uprooting)Sprout Lake


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Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Bunyei Iwanami
K Iwanami
Koma Iwanami


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