Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

10th Anniversary of Akio Suyematsu Day

The Bainbridge Island Historic Commission is pleased to announce that in honor of Mr. Akio Suyematsu, who gifted his farm to the Citizens of Bainbridge Island, the Bainbridge Island Historic Preservation Commission is celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Akio Suyematsu Day.”

This event will occur on Friday August 19th from 1-4pm and Saturday the 20th from 1-4pm. It will be held at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum outdoor pavilion. Please feel free to bring friends, memorabilia, stories or anything relating to the life of Akio and the farm to share. Also visit our booth celebrating the event at the Farmer’s Market throughout the month of August.

Hope you can join us in celebrating a piece of Island history.


Eric Kortum
Bainbridge Island Historic Commission

10th Anniversary Suyematsu Flyer

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Children and adults alike will enjoy this delightful local museum located in a 1908 Bainbridge Island schoolhouse. Whether you have come to see the Japanese American internment exhibit and the accompanying Ansel Adams photos of Manzanar, or to learn about the Port Blakely lumber mill (which at one time was the most productive lumber mill in the country), the Native American families that used the island as their seasonal hunting and fishing grounds, the explorers who charted Puget Sound and anchored right off the island, the early families who homesteaded the island, or the Croatian fisherman who settled in Eagle Harbor in the 1880s, you won’t want to miss this museum.

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