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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

Narrator Tats Kojima

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.

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.
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 ...

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.
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.

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.
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 ...

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 ...

Narrator Yoshimitsu Suyematsu

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 ...
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.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-144)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-144)
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.
Museum of History & Industry Collection (ddr-densho-36)
Collection Museum of History & Industry Collection (ddr-densho-36)
The collection of the Museum of History & Industry of Seattle, Washington, circa 1914-1940s, focuses on the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island and Seattle, Washington. Staff photographers for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a local newspaper, took all the photographs. There are also several images of prewar Nihonmachi and postwar memorial services for Nisei soldiers.
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.

Narrator Sadayoshi Omoto

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.

Narrator Michiko Amatatsu Noritake

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.
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.
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 ...

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 ...

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. Mr. Koura passed away on July ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

Narrator Kato Okazaki

Nisei male. Born 1923, and grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, prior to World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Drafted into the military during the war and served in Europe and France with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
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