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Bainbridge Island

An Oral History with Ikuko Amatatsu Watanabe

Nisei district manager of an educational corporation discusses samurai ancestry; childhood on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and makeup of Bainbridge Japanese community; incarceration at the Manzanar camp, California, including circumstances as to why Bainbridge Islanders were transferred to the Minidoka camp in Idaho; wartime resettlement to Chicago; and postwar years in …
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An Oral History with Seiko Ishida

Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar …
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Bainbridge Gardens

Bainbridge Gardens consisted of a nursery, grocery store and gas station.
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Bainbridge Gardens

Bainbridge Gardens consisted of a grocery store, nursery, and gas station.
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Bainbridge Gardens

Bainbridge Gardens consisted of a nursery, grocery store and gas station.
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Bainbridge Gardens grocery store

Bainbridge Gardens had a store, gas station, and a nursery to serve the Japanese American community.
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Grocery store at Bainbridge Gardens

Bainbridge Gardens consisted of a general store, nursery, and gas station. Left to right: store clerks Yaeko Yamashita and May Yamaguchi with owners Zenmatsu Seko and Zenkichi Harui.
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Bainbridge Gardens

Bainbridge Gardens was located on Fletcher Bay and had a nursery, general store and gas station. Left to right: Yaeko Yamashita, unidentified man, and Fujiko Koba.
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Mass removal from Bainbridge Island, Washington

Japanese Americans walk down the Eagledale ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle.
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Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar

Mary Koura and fellow Children's Orthopedic guild members during a fundraising event. The Nisei women formed their own guild in 1948.
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