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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.
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.

Narrator Tatsukichi Moritani

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.

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.

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 ...
Shimako
vh Shimako "Sally" Kitano Interview (ddr-manz-1-54)
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 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.
Testimony of Ichiro Nagatani (ddr-densho-67-260)
doc Testimony of Ichiro Nagatani (ddr-densho-67-260)
Written testimony of Ichiro Nagatani of Bainbridge Island, Washington. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
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.

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.
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.

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 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.
Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-160)
vh Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-160)
Caucasian 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 ...
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.
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.

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.
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 ...

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 ...
Isami Nakao - Kazuko Nakao Interview (ddr-densho-1000-68)
vh Isami Nakao - Kazuko Nakao Interview (ddr-densho-1000-68)
Nisei couple. Both grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and were part of the first group of Japanese Americans to be removed. Incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Married while still at Minidoka. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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