Riheiji Matsubayashi

Riheiji Matsubayashi

He was born on 5 October 1903. He was a millhand. His family includes Kane Matsubayashi (wife; nee Kane Endo; in Japan), Muneo Matsubayashi (son; in Japan), Hideko Matsubayashi (daughter; in Japan), Ukio Matsubayashi (son; in Japan), and Takuo Matsubayashi (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1607 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 258 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 11 June 1946.


Regularized NameRiheiji Matsubayashi
Custodian Identification Number15081
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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