Kiku Sawa

Kiku Sawa

She was born on 5 October 1906. She was a housewife. Her family includes Zenya Okamura (father), Masu Okamura (mother; nee Masu Nakamura), Izo Sawa (husband), Masako Sawa (daughter) and Kazuo Sawa (son). Her home address is listed as 2004 West Yukon Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKiku Sawa
Custodian Identification Number11841
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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