Sawaharu Tashiro

Sawaharu Tashiro

He was born on 1 July 1901. He was a minister at the Tenrikyo Canada Church. His family includes Yoshiko Tashiro (wife), Takao Tashiro (son), Satoko Tashiro (daughter), Michio Tashiro (son), Akiko Tashiro (daughter), and Hisao Tashiro (son). His home address is listed as 526 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameSawaharu Tashiro
Custodian Identification Number10424
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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