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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  • We must never forget. Bainbridge was the first location where Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II. It was unjust to say the least. This is a wonderful memorial to help understand our ...  more »
  • This is a very moving memorial to local Japanese who were taken from their homes and held in concentration camps during World War II. Besides being in a magnificent setting with mature cedar groves an...  more »
  • As the child of 2 Pearl Harbor survivors, I found this a moving experience highlighting the injustices done to American citizens in the name of (FALSE) security....a beautiful location and well done m...  more »
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  • A very exquisite memorial. The curved wood design is truly magnificent and crafted in a way that makes it seems much easier to do that it really is. Look for the origami on special occasions. Past the memorial is a nice beach park. Perfect for a dog swimming hole. Nice views of ferries coming in and out of harbor.
  • If you've never been, GO. This memorial is a true testament for perseverance, civil rights, and racism in America. The lessons were taught, and now we learn. Such a beautiful landscaped walkway, and wall to remember and reflect. Is go back anytime I'm passing through.
  • So very informational of a part of our history that is not spoken about enough! Thank you for such a memorable tribute...Regards, Dr. Jimmy McDowell
  • Very informative and very beautiful. Best portapotty ever!
  • Very beautiful walk with a bit of local history! The wall is amazing and informative. I hadn't ever heard about the internment of Japanese until I visited the memorial. I look forward to visiting again after the pier and building are added... I know there is still a great deal to learn, and I'm sure that my rating will then be all 5 stars!
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