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Isami Nakao - Kazuko Nakao Interview (ddr-densho-1000-68)
vh Isami Nakao - Kazuko Nakao Interview (ddr-densho-1000-68)
This interview is with Isami and Kazuko Nakao, both from Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, they were removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then later transfer to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. They married while at Minidoka, and returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.
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
Testimony of Shigeko Kitamoto (ddr-densho-67-266)
doc Testimony of Shigeko Kitamoto (ddr-densho-67-266)
Written testimony of Shigeko Kitamoto of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Zen Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-15)
vh Zen Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1001-15)
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-160)
vh Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-160)
White male. Born June 29, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with many Japanese American friends. Observed the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II. Served with the 1901st Aviation Engineers during the war, and was stationed in Okinawa. Returned to the Bainbridge Island, Washington, area after ...
Berry cannery (ddr-densho-34-91)
img Berry cannery (ddr-densho-34-91)
This berry cannery was located at the end of Weaver Road on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Front (left to right): J. Nakata, S. Moritani, O. Koura, I. Hayashida, Mr. Masukawa, S. Sakai, Mrs. Moritani, and T. Moritani. Back: Nels Christensen, unidentified, and Mr. Matsumoto. The La Blanca is at the dock, ready to be loaded with berries ...
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-34)
Collection Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-34)
The collection of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, 1890s-1940s, consists primarily of photographs of strawberry farms, businesses, sawmills, and the church and school activities of the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The collection also includes photographs of the Bainbridge Island community of Port Blakely, the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, ...
Loading trucks for mass removal (ddr-densho-34-169)
img Loading trucks for mass removal (ddr-densho-34-169)
A Japanese American family is loaded with their belongings onto the back of an army truck for transport to the Eagledale ferry dock for exclusion from Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Girls at Japanese dance class (ddr-densho-34-159)
img Girls at Japanese dance class (ddr-densho-34-159)
Traditional Japanese dance lessons were taught to the girls in the community at the local Japanese Hall. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Women and a dog (ddr-densho-359-284)
img Women and a dog (ddr-densho-359-284)
The women from left to right: Toshiko, Yaeko, Alice, Shizu and the dog is named as Fritz. Photograph taken during a summer spent at Wing Point on Bainbridge Island, Washington
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.
Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
doc Testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi (ddr-densho-67-276)
Written testimony of Henry Suzeko Takayoshi of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated in Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Bainbridge Island Review Collection (ddr-densho-68)
Collection Bainbridge Island Review Collection (ddr-densho-68)
This collection consists of selected articles from the Bainbridge Island Review, a community paper from Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, the Bainbridge Island Review was the sole newspaper on the West Coast to continuously speak out against the mass removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, primarily through the editorials of Walt Woodward, editor from ...
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.

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-1001)
Collection Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-1001)
This collection consists of interviews conducted by the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC). BIJAC's mission is to share with the wider community the history and culture of Japanese Americans, and to promote the safeguarding of civil and constitutional rights for all. Japanese Americans living on Bainbridge Island were the first of more than 120,000 forced ...
Issei funeral (ddr-densho-34-37)
img Issei funeral (ddr-densho-34-37)
Residents of the Japanese community and representatives for the Port Blakely Mill Company attend the funeral for community leader Tamegoro Takayoshi. They are assembled outside the Japanese Baptist Mission in Port Blakely, Washington. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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.
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