Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Tomi Egashira

Tomiko Hayashida Egashira was 7 years old, in the 2nd grade, when she was evacuated. She is the oldest of five children. Her father was taken by the FBI and kept in the immigration offices in downtown Seattle before evacuation. He was later interned in a US Department of Justice Camp in Missoula, Montana. He rejoined his family months later in Manzanar.

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