Tag: Clarence Moriwaki

Traditional Taiko Drumming, Mochi-Making Highlight Bainbridge Japanese Festival

MOCHITSUKI POSTER 2023 w trims.Rain, wind and blustery weather couldn’t keep islanders and visitors from attending this past weekend’s Mochi Tsuki – the Japanese New Year’s festival – at Woodward Middle School.

“It’s exciting to have this back after so many years,” said Clarence

The long-awaited Departure Deck is now open at the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion MemorialOn March 30, 1942, 276 Japanese American Bainbridge Island residents were forced to leave the island due to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. The order included approximately 120,000 other Japanese Americans throughout the country, who were all forced …

Remembering the Past – 80th Commemoration of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island

Sign at Pegasus regarding 1942 Registration for Japanese AmericansOn a rainy day in late February, I met with Clarence Moriwaki, Bainbridge Island City councilman and past president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association (BIJAEM), at …

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