The BIJAC projects are all designed to promote our mission: To preserve the history and culture of Japanese Americans of Bainbridge Island and support education and community outreach that fosters a deep appreciation for diversity, justice, and the need for vigilant protection of our civil and constitutional rights. These projects all highlight the personal stories of our community as a method of sharing history and celebrating diversity.
(LEFT) Saying Goodbye to a Friend, Day of Forced Removal — Ritsuko and Toshiko Terayama say goodbye to a friend at the Eagledale Ferry dock, Bainbridge Island, WA prior to boarding the ferry Kelohken. March 30 , 1942. Copyright: Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Post Intelligencer Collection
(MIDDLE LEFT) Milly and Walt Woodward at the Review — 1945 — Jan 4, 1945. Milly and Walt are looking at a copy of the Review. In Back of them is their Linotype Machine. This was taken at the Review office which, at that time, was in the same building as their home in Pleasant Beach. Copyright: Woodward Collection
(MIDDLE RIGHT) Kodomo No Tame Ni photo display side 1 — Copyright: BIJAC Collection
(RIGHT) Behind the Scenes of a BIJAC Oral History Interview — Don Sellers, Videographer, and Lucy Ostrander, Producer. Filming Frank Kitamoto being interviewed by John deChadenedes. Copyright: BIJAC Collection