Planning to visit Bainbridge Island? Come experience the Exclusion Memorial and more.
- 21 May, 20Upcoming
The MAC Culture Celebration is cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to hold the event in the future. Check back for updates.06 Jun, 20Upcoming
Join Tsuru for Solidarity as they mark their one year anniversary in their demand to stop repeating a history of injustice, pain, and trauma: Close…
"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."
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They shared their family name, and so much more. The extended Bainbridge community gathered Saturday at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School to mark its 20th birthday
In April 1945, the first members of Bainbridge Island's Japanese American community returned from the WWII internment camps. In all, over half the pre-war Nikkei population returned. In April 1952 these Nikkei formed the Bainbridge Island Japanese Community Club to sponsor social events and provide community support.Learn more
Currently, BIJAC hosts three traditional events that honor our history, promote community connections, and celebrate our culture. These events serve as joyful reunions for survivors and long-time community supporters, and as fun and educational events for folks who are new to BIJAC. Explore Mochi Tsuki, Day of Remembrance, and our Summer Picnic.Learn more
Docents, mochi-makers, planners, origami artists, and storytellers...we want you! Are you nisei, sansei, Nihonjin, or just interested in participating in BIJAC projects? Check our calendar and join us the second Wednesday of each month at the Bainbridge Island Historical Musuem. Or contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more