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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  • This is a peaceful, beautiful spot near a nice beach. It commemorates the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. A poignant reminder of a horrible government policy.  more »
  • Opened to the public in July of 2011, the Memorial is an awe-inspiring testimony to this community’s support of their neighbors! Visiting the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial was most definitely w...  more »
  • Truly inspirational and moving location where japanese american families left for years of inturnment. Well maintained and very informative... worth a visit.  more »
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  • Best place to visit on the island. Really well done. Important information and historic. Peaceful and calm place. Obviously much different than when the relocations actually happened. Highly recommend to visit.
  • Very well built memorial. It's important that we don't cover up the dark spots of our past, so that we can learn from them and correct our behavior.
  • An important place to visit. May it never be forgotten what happened. Poignant considering what’s currently going on in the US in 2018 with immigration.
  • Beautiful area, and a great place to visit to learn about some of the local history. Our trip brief, but it was interesting nonetheless. Definitely worth the visit.
  • 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.
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