Tomiko Shibata

Tomiko Shibata

Her maiden name was Tomiko Kimura. She was born on 18 January 1906. She was a housewife. Her family includes Sakizo Kimura (father), Tamano Kimura (mother; nee Tamano Sato), Hatsuzo Shibata (husband), Ryusuke Shibata [also listed as Henry Shibata] (son), Hirofumi Shibata (son), Isamu Shibata (son), Asako Shibata (daughter), Masaharu Shibata (son), and Setsuko Shibata (daughter). Her home address is listed as 308 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTomiko Shibata
Custodian Identification Number10104
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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