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Narrator Bill Takemoto

Nisei male. Born and raised on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the war, joined the Air Force and eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.
Japanese Baptist Mission (ddr-densho-34-42)
img Japanese Baptist Mission (ddr-densho-34-42)
Outside the Japanese Baptist Mission in Port Blakely, Washington. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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 ...

Narrator Eiko Shibayama

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.

Narrator Akio Suyematsu

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.

Narrator Tomiko Hayashida Egashira

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.

Narrator Yukiko Katayama Omoto

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.
Nisei helping to post exclusion orders (ddr-densho-34-46)
img Nisei helping to post exclusion orders (ddr-densho-34-46)
Some of the Nisei men on Bainbridge Island helped the soldiers hand out and post the exclusion notice that gave instructions for the exclusion of the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Island, Washington was one of the first areas to be evacuated due to its proximity to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyards.
Testimony of Walt Woodward (ddr-densho-67-185)
doc Testimony of Walt Woodward (ddr-densho-67-185)
Written testimony of Walt Woodward, publisher of the Bainbridge Review, the newspaper of Bainbridge Island, Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Bainbridge Island Evacuation."
Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-69)
img Port Blakely sawmill (ddr-densho-34-69)
This sawmill employed many Issei during the early 1900s. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
En route to Manzanar Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-8)
img En route to Manzanar Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-8)
Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, Washington are being transported to the Manzanar Assembly Center, California. Manzanar Assembly Center became a WRA incarceration camp on June 1, 1942.
House (ddr-densho-359-285)
img House (ddr-densho-359-285)
Caption below the photograph in the album "De Witt Clark home". Photograph taken during a summer spent at Wing Point on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Women (ddr-densho-359-283)
img Women (ddr-densho-359-283)
Caption below the photograph in the album "Toshiko, Yaeko, Sadako, Shizu". Photograph taken during a summer spent at Wing Point on Bainbridge Island, Washington

Narrator Ted Kitayama

Nisei male. Born July 27, 1929, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, along with many other Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island. After leaving camp, moved to Seattle, Washington, eventually establish ...
Two children in kimono (ddr-densho-34-47)
img Two children in kimono (ddr-densho-34-47)
Yurino Takayoshi (left) and her older sister, Kimiko, in the family garden at Port Blakely. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Children (ddr-densho-359-281)
img Children (ddr-densho-359-281)
Caption below the photograph in the album "Donnie, Ken, Kenji". Photograph taken during a summer spent at Wing Point on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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.
Woman and daughter looking at a photograph (ddr-densho-61-9)
img Woman and daughter looking at a photograph (ddr-densho-61-9)
Fumiko Hayashida (right) is looking at a photograph of herself taken during the 1942 mass removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from Bainbridge Island, Washington.
House (ddr-densho-359-286)
img House (ddr-densho-359-286)
Caption below the photograph in the album "Wing Point". Photograph taken during a summer spent at Wing Point on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Junkoh Harui Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-11-15)
vh Junkoh Harui Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-11-15)
Positive memories of returning to school on Bainbridge Island, Washington

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.

Nisei students meeting with principal (ddr-densho-34-57)
img Nisei students meeting with principal (ddr-densho-34-57)
Three Nisei students meet with the high school principal prior to the exclusion of the Japanese American community from Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Japanese American picnic (ddr-densho-34-36)
img Japanese American picnic (ddr-densho-34-36)
Tamao Takayoshi (b.1874) distributes cookies to the Nakao, Shigemura, Matsushima and Takayoshi children. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Child (ddr-densho-359-282)
img Child (ddr-densho-359-282)
Caption below the photograph in the album "Kenji". Photograph taken during a summer spent at Wing Point on Bainbridge Island, Washington
Junkoh Harui Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-11-17)
vh Junkoh Harui Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-11-17)
Positive memories of returning to school on Bainbridge Island, Washington after leaving camp

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.

Junkoh Harui Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-11-27)
vh Junkoh Harui Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-11-27)
A racial incident brings the Bainbridge Island, Washington community together; Bainbridge Island, an especially tolerant and supportive place to live

This interview was done outdoors in the Bainbridge Gardens Nursery which resulted in increased background noise and frequent interruptions by the business P.A. system.

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