Tsuyuko Koyanagi

Tsuyuko Koyanagi

She was born on 14 March 1923. She was a maid employed by J. T. O’Bryan in Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Toru Koyanagi (father) and Haru Koyanagi (mother). She lived in Eburne, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTsuyuko Koyanagi
Custodian Identification Number9980
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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