Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Shigeko Kitamoto in Berry Shed on Her Farm

In the early 1900s, Shigeko’s parents farmed this land. When they moved back to Japan before WWII, they sold the land to Shigeko. Following WWII, Shigeko’s husband, Frank, opened a jewelry store in Seattle. In the 1950s Shigeko farmed her family land again, this time with raspberries. She used the money she earned to put her three daughters through college.