Eitaro Kawakami

Eitaro Kawakami

He was born on 12 June 1873. He was a cook. His family includes Tane Kawakami (mother; nee Tane Tamai), Zenbei Kawakami (father), and Kichi Kawakami (wife; nee Kichi Okada; in Japan). His home address is listed as 126 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 53 Salter Street, New Westminster, BC and 956 Main Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameEitaro Kawakami
Custodian Identification Number14870
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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