Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
Densho's mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. We offer these irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all.
1416 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144-2023
Twenty two years ago, we started Densho with the goal of collecting and preserving the living memory of World War II Japanese American incarceration. Nearly 1,000 oral histories, 50,000 digitized photos and documents, and myriad other free online resources later, we're still going strong. As we look to the next twenty years, we will expand our role as innovators in using the Japanese American story to fight for social justice through outreach and activist education.