Hanako Kosaka

Hanako Kosaka

She was born on 6 September 1921. She was a dressmaker employed by her sister Chiye Heather Kosaka, Heather Dressmaking, 3219 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Hisa Kosaka (mother; nee Hisa Tsuge), and Yotaro Kosaka (father). Her home address is listed as 2141 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.


Regularized NameHanako Kosaka
Custodian Identification Number9224
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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