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Washington Hotel (ddr-densho-34-45)
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The two-story Washington Hotel (left) was started in about 1900 by Hanjiro Kono and was later operated by Sohichi Shigemura. The Ikuta Barber Shop is behind the community bulletin board along the walkway. Port Blakely is located on the southeast end of Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Ted Kitayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-334)
vh Ted Kitayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-334)
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 …
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.

Angela Berry Interview (ddr-densho-1001-30)
vh Angela Berry Interview (ddr-densho-1001-30)
Female of Filipino American descent. Born in 1979 in Seattle, Washington, but grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Granddaughter of Felix Narte, one of the well-known Filipino men on Bainbridge Island who worked for the Japanese American strawberry farmers.

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

Doreen Rapada Interview (ddr-densho-1001-28)
vh Doreen Rapada Interview (ddr-densho-1001-28)
Female of First Squamish Nation and Filipino descent. Born August 3, 1943, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, where parents worked as strawberry farmers and were prominent members of the Filipino American community on the island.

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

Children standing on a truck (ddr-densho-34-146)
img Children standing on a truck (ddr-densho-34-146)
The Hayashida and Kitamoto children are about to leave the Minidoka concentration camp for their homes on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Mr. Frank Yoshito Kitamoto bought this truck to transport both families' belongings. Yoshito Frank Kitamoto also went by Frank Yoshito Kitamoto.
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.
Junkoh Harui Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-11-1)
vh Junkoh Harui Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-11-1)
Orphaned and without work, father immigrates to Bainbridge Island, Washington and the "largest mill in the world..."

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.

Meat market (ddr-densho-34-61)
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Mrs. Tom Omura (second from left) and Mr. Tom Omura, holding one-year-old Masaaki (John) Nakata, in front of the meat market and restaurant along Winslow Way East on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The identity of the person on the left is unknown.
Bill Takemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-31)
vh Bill Takemoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-31)
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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and …

Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-144)
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Shigeko Kitamoto and her children, Jane, Frances and Frank, wait to board a special ferry to Seattle, Washington. Bainbridge Island, Washington was evacuated on March 30, 1942. It was one of the first communities on the West Coast to be evacuated presumably due to its proximity to the Puget Sound Navy Yards.
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.

(This material is based upon work …

Yukiko Katayama Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-38)
vh Yukiko Katayama Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-38)
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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, …

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.

(This material …

Junkoh Harui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-11)
vh Junkoh Harui Interview (ddr-densho-1000-11)
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 …
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-147)
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These Japanese Americans are waiting for army trucks to take them to the Eagledale ferry dock on Bainbridge Island, Washington. From there, a special ferry will take them to Seattle, where they will be transferred to a train bound for the Manzanar concentration camp in California.
Tadashi Sakuma Interview (ddr-densho-1001-34)
vh Tadashi Sakuma Interview (ddr-densho-1001-34)
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 …
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.

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

Hisa Matsudaira Interview (ddr-densho-1001-27)
vh Hisa Matsudaira Interview (ddr-densho-1001-27)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where family ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Bainbridge Island.

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

Shig Moritani Interview (ddr-densho-1001-21)
vh Shig Moritani Interview (ddr-densho-1001-21)
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.

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

Walt Woodward Interview (ddr-densho-1000-104)
vh Walt Woodward Interview (ddr-densho-1000-104)
White male. Born February 25, 1910, in Seattle, Washington. Co-publisher (with his wife Milly) and editor of the newspaper, The Bainbridge Review, from 1935-1963. During World War II, The Bainbridge Review was the sole newspaper on the West Coast to continuously speak out against the mass removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, primarily through Woodward's editorials. …
Harold
vh Harold "Hal" Champeness Interview (ddr-densho-1001-39)
Caucasian male. Born in 1923. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Joined the navy during World War II and eventually returned to Bainbridge.

(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 …

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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by …

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.

(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 …

Narrator Earl Hanson

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 …
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