Momi Yamagishi

Momi Yamagishi

She was born on 1 September 1897. She was a self-employed barber at 451 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Katsujiro Yamagishi (husband), Tom Yamagishi [also listed as Satoru Yamagishi] (son), and Joyce Yamagishi [also listed as Tomoko Yamagishi] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 451 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMomi Yamagishi
Custodian Identification Number12655
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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