Risaburo Shibata

Risaburo Shibata

He was born on 2 June 1894. He was a self-employed gardener. His family includes Nao Shibata (wife), Fumie Shibata (daughter), Toshihiro Shibata (son), Yeiko Shibata (daughter), Yoshiaki Shibata (son), and Kazuko Shibata (daughter). His home address is listed as 934 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His address in Japan is listed as Hirata-cho, Hikonishi, Shigaken, Japan.


Regularized NameRisaburo Shibata
Custodian Identification Number2091
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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