Hey everyone! Today we wanted to share with you a very special place we recently visited called the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial! Located about an hour from Seattle, Washington…this outdoor exhibit is a remembrance of the internment of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II. These residents were the first group of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans that were forced to leave their homes on short notice and sent to an unknown destination and fate. Now being half Japanese, I have to say that this place evoked a lot of emotions in me as I walked along the beautiful curved cedar and stone wall viewing the names of the 276 men, women, and children that were exiled from the island and the powerful art depicting their experiences. Honestly, after visiting this place, we will always remember the powerful motto and mission of this memorial: “Nidoto Nai Yoni…Let It Not Happen Again.”
Have a wonderful week, and be sure to check out our latest post on our other photo blog, Our Ruins! We found a really interesting abandoned school in rural Washington!
What do you think of this place? Have you visited a memorial? Leave a comment…we would love to hear what you think!
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