Ainosuke Origuchi

Ainosuke Origuchi

Origuchi was born on 26 June 1924. He was a boat puller employed by North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Masa Origuchi (mother) and Yasujiro Origuchi (father). He lived at North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: carpenter’s tools.


Regularized NameAinosuke Origuchi
Custodian Identification Number1272
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Skeena River


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