Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Loggers Zenhichi Harui (left) and Kaichi Seko (second from right)

After working for the mill for a short while Zenhichi Harui and his brother Zenmatsu Seko (he took his wife’s last name) started a small fruit and vegetable farm on New Brooklyn Road. In 1913 the brothers started the Bainbridge Gardens and Nursery located on Miller Road and Battle Point Drive.