Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Junkoh Harui

Junkoh Harui was 9 years old and in the third grade when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was the second youngest of five children. The Harui family, along with the Shibayamas and Sekos, moved to Moses Lake during a short window when residents of Bainbridge Island were allowed to move outside of the exclusion zone. Junkoh’s father, Zenhichi Harui, and uncle, Zenmatsu Seko, co–owned Bainbridge Gardens Nursery and Grocery store before the war.

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