Kinu Omatsu

Kinu Omatsu

She was born on 28 February 1902. She was a store clerk employed at the Omatsu Grocery. Her family includes Rinzo Omatsu (husband), Nobuko Omatsu (daughter), Shinichi Omatsu (son), Masaye Omatsu (daughter), Den Omatsu (son), Takiko Omatsu (daughter), Mitsuko Omatsu (daughter), and Kiyoko Omatsu (daughter). Her home address is listed as 1700 Pine Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameKinu Omatsu
Custodian Identification Number10763
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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