Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Yama at Port Blakely in front of Takayoshi’s store

The enterprising “General” Tamegoro Takeyoshi provided several amenities for the townsfolk of Yama including: a grocery and laundry, an ice cream parlor that doubled as a dance hall, a photography studio, a watch repair shop, and a tea house.

(Credit: Bainbridge Island Historical Society. Digital reproduction by Fenwick Publishing)