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.

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Address: 1416 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144-2023
Phone Number: 206-320-0095
EIN: 91-2164150
Densho (meaning "legacy") hosts a vast archive of photographs, oral histories, and digitized historical documents related to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Through unique programming, we use this content to educate the public about World War II incarceration history and the importance of preserving civil liberties even in times of strife.

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.