Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, Bainbridge Island

Like the waves of time passing, the sinuous, curving Memorial Wall is built on the historic Eagledale Ferry Dock Landing site where the first of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were banished from their West Coast homes and placed in concentration camps in WWII.

The 276 foot-long contemplative Memorial Wall of old-growth red cedar, granite and basalt honors the names of all 276 Bainbridge Island Japanese Americans at the start of WWII, and it also honors the unique legacy of a community that stood by their Japanese American friends and neighbors and welcomed them home. Five large terra cotta friezes along the Memorial Wall moving illustrate this American story of perseverance, patriotism and courage.
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  • Nice memorial! Granddaughter did report on incarceration of Japanese Americans. I like to provide experiences to supplement the information gathered. This experience did just that!  more »
  • These displays illustrate a dark time in our history that must night be forgotten. Go visit. The place appears very modest from the parking lot, get out and walk the wall and other displays.  more »
  • I am in the entertainment business, and have worked extensively for both LucasFilm and Disney - two companies focused on story. And this little Memorial has done a excellent job of telling this sad.....  more »
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  • A stunning reminder that freedom can be taken away at the pure whim of a people that are afraid. The park is peaceful, stunning really with the craftsmanship of the buildings. Hard to believe what happened to the Japanese Americans here. A absolute must stop and read on our countries history. We as a nation cannot make this mistake ever again...
  • Well worth a visit. I admired all the constructions, Japanese woodwork on a very high level. Just wood pegs that holds the intricate framing together. Also must acknowledge the very nice Park Ranger that gave us a much broader info and answered questions.
  • A beautiful place of rememberence of such a sad time. I highly recommend it to read about the history of that time as we never knew about this event. The ranger have us great information and great recommendations of the rest of Bainbridge island. Also a beautiful view of the harbor here.
  • A unique perspective and experience of the evacuation and eventual return of the Japanese-Americans of Bainbridge Island. Check out the Historical Museum and Mora's!
  • For those interested in the history of the U.S. internment of people of Japanese ancestry, Bainbridge Island is an important part of that story. Small but signage is good. Not walking distance from the ferry dock.
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