Zene Motomochi

Zene Motomochi

He was born on 15 November 1914. He was an assistant store keeper employed by I. Miyazaki. His family includes Sumi Motomochi (mother) and Yagoro Motomochi (father). His home address is listed as 329 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 329 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Red Buck Camp, Princeton, BC and Kamloops, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameZene Motomochi
Custodian Identification Number13630
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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