Sei Kawabata

Sei Kawabata

Her maiden name was Sei Nakata. She was born on 15 December 1906. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tsunejiro Nakata (father), Usa Nakata (mother), Teiichi Kawabata (husband), Sadako Kawabata (daughter), Tsuruko Kawabata (daughter), Sadao Kawabata (son). Her home address is listed as 566 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her former address is 371 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameSei Kawabata
Custodian Identification Number10274
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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