Torazo Kawahira

Torazo Kawahira

She was born on 20 April 1914. Her maiden name is Haruko Ito. She was a housewife. Her family includes Hatsu Ito (mother; nee Hatsu Izumigawa), Nakazo Ito (father), Keiichi Kunimoto (husband), Toyomi Kunimoto (child), Kazuo Kunimoto (child), and Takako Kunimoto (daughter). Her home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC and was exiled to Japan in 1946.


Regularized NameTorazo Kawahira
Custodian Identification Number15265
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


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