Rinosuke Morimoto

Rinosuke Morimoto

Morimoto was born on 30 October 1881. He was a fisherman employed by Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. His family includes Chiyo Morimoto (wife) and Shigekazu Morimoto [also named as Shige-Kasa Morimoto, Shige-Kazu Morimoto, and Shigekasu Morimoto] (son). He lived at Cannery House, Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “R.M.”; fishing equipment; household belongings.


Regularized NameRinosuke Morimoto
Custodian Identification Number1211
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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