Toshiko Kishimoto

Toshiko Kishimoto

She was born on 5 January 1921. She was a student dressmaker at the Academy of Domestic Arts. Her family includes Daizo Kishimoto (father) and Uta Kishimoto (mother; nee Uta Horii). Her home address is listed as 1657 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameToshiko Kishimoto
Custodian Identification Number10374
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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