Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Ohtohiko Koura Farm circa 1925

Otohiko Koura (right) is shown here on his farm with R.D. Bodle who owned a berry canning company based in Seattle. In 1940, Japanese Bainbridge Island farmers and the R.D. Bodle Company sent two million pounds of Marshall berries to market. The Koura strawberry fields were located about where the Bainbridge Island Public Library is today.