Tobei Shimo

Tobei Shimo

His birth date is listed as 15 March 1941 but likely born in 1880. He was a barber at Shimo Barber Store. His family includes Chikayo Shimo (wife; nee Chikayo Fujinori), Risuke Shimo (father) and Sei Shimo (mother). His home address is listed as 245 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTobei Shimo
Custodian Identification Number11572
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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