Kotaro Okinobu

Kotaro Okinobu

He was born on July 1878. He was a painter employed by Stanley Park Shipyard (Hisaoka Bunji). His family includes Setsu Okinobu (mother; nee Setsu Ueuno), Jinzaimon Okinobu (father), Yone Okinobu (wife), Ayako Hisaoka (daughter; nee Ayako Okinobu), Miyako Uchiyama (daughter; nee Miyako Okinobu; in Japan), Teruo Okinobu [also listed as Paul Okinobu] (son). His home address is listed as 1170 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameKotaro Okinobu
Custodian Identification Number3494
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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