"Evacuation Day"

On the appointed "evacuation day," thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

"Evacuation Day" (227)

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Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center (ddr-csujad-7-6)
img Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center (ddr-csujad-7-6)
Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center, Hayward, California, May 8, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f06
Japanese Americans being
img Japanese Americans being "evacuated" by train (ddr-csujad-7-9)
Japanese Americans being "evacuated" by train. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f09
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-80)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-80)
Kikuyo (back left) and Henry Takayoshi wait at the Eagledale ferry dock with their children (left to right), Shizue, Mieko, Kiyo, and Takoto. In the background are (left to right): Lilly Kojima, Takiko Kojima, Iku Amatatsu and Kuniko Chihara. A special ferry transported them from Bainbridge Island to Seattle.
Family on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-149)
img Family on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-149)
Shigeko Kitamoto and her children say goodbye to friends on the day of exclusion from their home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Front, left to right: Ilohio Narte (kneeling) holding Frank Kitamoto. Back, left to right: An unidentified man holding Jane Kitamoto, Lilly Kitamoto, Shigeko Kitamoto, Frances Kitamoto and Felix Narte. The Nartes had worked for Mrs ...
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-19)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-19)
Yoshie Terayama (left) and Ritsuko Terayama (middle) with a friend from school. Original museum cataloging information: Japanese-American women with Caucasian woman at assembly point.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-20)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-20)
Japanese Americans walk down the Eagledale ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-16)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-36-16)
Sumiko Furuta of Bainbridge Island, Washington, on a special ferry to Seattle. From Seattle, she will board a train headed for Manzanar Assembly Center, California.
Change of residence notice and travel permit (ddr-densho-287-2)
doc Change of residence notice and travel permit (ddr-densho-287-2)
Molly Kageyama Maeda's change of residence notice and travel permit form for her journey from Hood River, Oregon to Portland Assembly Center.
Japanese Americans waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-105)
img Japanese Americans waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-105)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. With baggage stacked, residents of Japanese ancestry await bus at Wartime Civil Control Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, as part of the first group of 664 to be evacuated from San Francisco on April 6, 1942. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-449)
img Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-449)
Original caption: Byron, California. As families of Japanese ancestry evacuated from farms in Contra Costa County, they gathered at Wartime Civil Control Administration station and awaited buses for assembly center at Turlock Fairgrounds, 65 miles away. Evacuees will be transferred later from assembly centers to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration. Boy ...
Issei man preparing to board bus (ddr-densho-151-267)
img Issei man preparing to board bus (ddr-densho-151-267)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. This evacuee of Japanese ancestry has been checked by officials and is about to board the evacuation bus for an Assembly center.
Two fatherless families awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-112)
img Two fatherless families awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-112)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Families of two Shinto priests who were interned on December 8, 1942, immediately upon declaration of war. The mother at right has nine American born children and has been in the United States ten years. The mother on the left has been in this country two years, and neither speak English ...
Nisei man leaving Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-183)
img Nisei man leaving Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-183)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Harry Konda leaves the quarters of the Japanese American Citizens League of this township for the last time. He is about to board the first bus for the Tanforan Assembly center to which all people of Japanese ancestry of this community are being evacuated on this day. He is wearing his identification ...
Issei farmer with baggage (ddr-densho-151-453)
img Issei farmer with baggage (ddr-densho-151-453)
Original caption: Centerville, California. This farmer rearranges his personal effects as he awaits evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for duration.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-41)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-41)
Original WRA caption: Oakland, California. View from window of the Wartime Civil Control Administration station. Moving vans are taking baggage belonging to evacuees of Japanese ancestry to the Assembly Center.
Japanese American family waiting for train (ddr-densho-151-288)
img Japanese American family waiting for train (ddr-densho-151-288)
Original caption: Woodland, California. Families of Japanese ancestry with their baggage at railroad station awaiting the arrival of special train which will take them to the Merced Assembly center, 125 miles away.
Family waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-151-198)
img Family waiting with baggage (ddr-densho-151-198)
Original caption: Centerville, California. A farming family awaits evacuation bus. Farmers an other evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be given opportunities to follow their callings at War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
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