Tatsunosuke Shibata

Tatsunosuke Shibata

Shibata was born on 28 March 1892. He changed his last name from Nagata (Tatsunosuke Nagata) to Shibata. He was a fish collector. His family includes Matsue Nagata (mother; in Japan), Chiyokichi, Nagata (father), Fuji Shibata (wife), Takanori Shibata (son), Fumiyo Shibata (daughter), and Tsuyoshi Shibata (son). He lived at Great West Cannery, Steveston, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Sanford, MB, and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Kosue #2”; carpentry tools; household belongings; gramophone and records; kimonos; garden tools.


Regularized NameTatsunosuke Shibata
Custodian Identification Number1181
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Sanford, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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