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Narrator Nob Koura

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.
Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview (ddr-one-7-66)
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Nisei male. Born May 30, 1927, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, where parents ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge for a time and then volunteered for the military, serving in …

Narrator Shimako "Sally" Kitano

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.

Narrator Gerald Nakata

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.
Takayoshi general store and delivery wagon (ddr-densho-34-158)
img Takayoshi general store and delivery wagon (ddr-densho-34-158)
This general store was located in Yama, the Japanese village in Port Blakely, Washington. The store served the Japanese village by providing general merchandise, Japanese goods brought over from Seattle, fresh homemade ice cream, and the only telephone in the village. The store's owner put a piano in the store after it became a community gathering …

Narrator Shig Moritani

Nisei male. Born April 10, 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.

Narrator Yaeko Yoshihara

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.

Narrator Kazuko Nakao

Nisei female. Born December 13, 1919, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp California, then later transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Married while in Minidoka, and returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.

Narrator Isami Nakao

Nisei male. Born August 24, 1914, in Bainbridge Island, Washington, and was part of the first group of Japanese Americans to be removed. Incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Married while still at Minidoka, and returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.

Narrator Isao Yamashita

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.

Narrator Tadashi Sakuma

Nisei male. Born May 20, 1913, in Hiroshima, Japan, and immigrated to the United States at the age of eleven. Lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Moses Lake, Washington, for a time before …

Narrator Zen Shibayama

Nisei male. Born July 5, 1924, 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 …
Sadayoshi Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-37)
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Nisei male. Born October 5, 1922, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Was drafted into the military and served with the Military Intelligence Service.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Narrator Joe Kino

Nisei male. Spent early years in Japan before returning to Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Chicago, Illinois, for a time before eventually returning to Bainbridge.

Narrator Iku Amatatsu Watanabe

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Chicago for a time before eventually returning to Bainbridge.
Yaeko Yoshihara Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1001-17-1)
vh Yaeko Yoshihara Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1001-17-1)
Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Washington

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Kato Okazaki Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1001-18-1)
vh Kato Okazaki Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1001-18-1)
Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Washington

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1001-5-2)
vh Sally Shimako Nishimori Kitano Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1001-5-2)
Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Washington

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Angela Berry Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1001-30-1)
vh Angela Berry Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1001-30-1)
Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Washington

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Earl Hanson Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-160-3)
vh Earl Hanson Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-160-3)
Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Washington

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Narrator Taketo Omoto

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.
Earl Hanson Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-160-26)
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Memories of Japanese Americans returning to Bainbridge Island, Washington, after the war

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the …

Earl Hanson Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-160-8)
vh Earl Hanson Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-160-8)
Childhood activities on Bainbridge Island, Washington: playing sports, picking strawberries

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of …

Narrator Junkoh Harui

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 …
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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of …

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