Chieko Okutsu

Chieko Okutsu

She was born on 5 July 1921. Her married name is Chieko Nakatsuka. She was a student at Kawano Sewing School at 259 Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Take Okutsu (mother; nee Take Kitamura), Tosaburo Okutsu (father), Sotaro Nakatsuka (husband; married in 1943). Her home address is listed as 226 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameChieko Okutsu
Custodian Identification Number13430
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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