Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection ddr-densho-1001

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Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1001-1)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1001-1)
Nisei female. Born January 21, 1911, in Winslow, Washington. Grew up in Japan and the Fletcher's Bay area of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Member of the first group of Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, while pregnant and caring for two ...
Tatsukichi Moritani Interview (ddr-densho-1001-2)
vh Tatsukichi Moritani Interview (ddr-densho-1001-2)
Nisei male. Born October 24, 1916, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago before eventually returning to Bainbridge Island. Worked for the Washington State Ferries for forty years until retirement in 2005. Passed away in 2006.
Kay Sakai Nakao Interview (ddr-densho-1001-3)
vh Kay Sakai Nakao Interview (ddr-densho-1001-3)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp California, then later transferred to Minidoka, Idaho. Married while in Minidoka, and returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.
Michiko Amatatsu Noritake Interview (ddr-densho-1001-4)
vh Michiko Amatatsu Noritake Interview (ddr-densho-1001-4)
Nisei female. Born December 6, 1919, in Winslow, Washington. Was fired from job as a domestic following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, and later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Following World War II, returned to Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview (ddr-densho-1001-5)
vh Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview (ddr-densho-1001-5)
Nisei female. Born April 6, 1932, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, and was eight years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Before the war was over, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.

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Gerald Nakata Interview (ddr-densho-1001-6)
vh Gerald Nakata Interview (ddr-densho-1001-6)
Nisei male. Born March 18, 1923, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Prior to World War II, parents operated a barber shop, farm and grocery store. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Illinois, then eventually returned to Bainbridge Island. Mr. Nakata passed away on June 3, 2007.
Brooks Andrews Interview (ddr-densho-1001-7)
vh Brooks Andrews Interview (ddr-densho-1001-7)
Caucasian male. Born November 14, 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Son of Reverend Emery Andrews, the Japanese Baptist Church minister in Seattle for many years. After the Japanese Americans in Seattle were removed to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, Emery Brooks moved with family to Twin Falls, Idaho, to minister to Nikkei in camp. Visited Japanese American friends ...
Victor Takemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-8)
vh Victor Takemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-8)
Nisei male. Born October 27, 1926, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Parents were strawberry farmers before World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Unlike most Bainbridge Island Japanese Americans, did not transfer to the Minidoka, Idaho, concentration camp. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war, and attended ...
Matsue Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1001-9)
vh Matsue Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1001-9)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. Left camp to work and attend school in Chicago, Illinois, before eventually returning with family to Bainbridge Island.
Tats Kojima Interview (ddr-densho-1001-10)
vh Tats Kojima Interview (ddr-densho-1001-10)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Age 18 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, was removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California. Later transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Became an auto mechanic after World War II.
Nobuko Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-11)
vh Nobuko Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-11)
Nisei female. Born December 20, 1923, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, before moving to Minidoka, Idaho, in early 1943. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.
Taketo Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-12)
vh Taketo Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-12)
Nisei male. Born September 20, 1917, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Drafted into the army in 1941 prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After World War II, started a wholesale greenhouse business. Mr. Omoto passed away on November 11, 2011.
Eiko Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-14)
vh Eiko Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-14)
Nisei female. Born 1929 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up helping on family's farm before being removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. Transferred with family to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.
Zen Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-15)
vh Zen Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-15)
Nisei male. Born 1926 in Seattle, Washington, but raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Lived in Japan for several years, returning to the U.S. just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Moved with family to Moses Lake, Washington, as part of "voluntary evacuation." Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service ...
Akio Suyematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1001-16)
vh Akio Suyematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1001-16)
Nisei male. Born October 30, 1921, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, and was drafted into the U.S. army. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war and established a successful farm. Mr. Suyematsu passed away on July 31, 2012.
Yaeko Yoshihara Interview (ddr-densho-1001-17)
vh Yaeko Yoshihara Interview (ddr-densho-1001-17)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the war, returned to Bainbridge with family.

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Kato Okazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1001-18)
vh Kato Okazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1001-18)
Nisei male. Born 1923, and grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, prior to World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Drafted into the military during the war and served in Europe and France with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Mr. Okazaki passed away on May 24, 2011.

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Lilly Kodama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-19)
vh Lilly Kodama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-19)
Nisei female. Born 1935 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island before being removed with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, in 1942. Later transferred to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and eventually returned to Bainbridge with family.
Junkoh Harui Interview (ddr-densho-1001-20)
vh Junkoh Harui Interview (ddr-densho-1001-20)
Nisei male born June 23, 1933, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. His family built and operated Bainbridge Gardens, 27 acres of meticulously landscaped property, with a nursery, grocery store and gas station. At the onset of World War II, family moved to Moses Lake to avoid being incarcerated where they farmed and lived amidst a fairly hostile ...
Shig Moritani Interview (ddr-densho-1001-21)
vh Shig Moritani Interview (ddr-densho-1001-21)
Nisei male. Born 1921. Grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Chicago and New York before eventually returning to Bainbridge Island.

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Yukiko Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-22)
vh Yukiko Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-22)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Was working as a maid in Seattle when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

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Nob Koura Interview (ddr-densho-1001-23)
vh Nob Koura Interview (ddr-densho-1001-23)
Nisei male. Born April 10, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Moved from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Washington, at age five. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Volunteered for the military and served in Europe. After the war, eventually returned to Bainbridge Island and reestablished family's farm. Mr. Koura passed away on July ...
Tomiko Hayashida Egashira (ddr-densho-1001-24)
vh Tomiko Hayashida Egashira (ddr-densho-1001-24)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.

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Frank Kitamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-25)
vh Frank Kitamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-25)
Sansei male. Born 1939 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated with parents at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Returned to Bainbridge Island after end of World War II. President of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC), a community organization dedicated to the preservation of Japanese American history on Bainbridge Island.
Isao Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1001-26)
vh Isao Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1001-26)
Nisei male. Born 1924. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for the military, and served as replacement for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.

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