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Title
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, January 20, 1948 [in Japanese]
Creator
Yamanaka, Jokichi: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1948-01-20
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
Permission to publish the image must be obtained from the CSUDH Archives as owner of the physical item and copyright. In instances when the copyright ownership is not clear it is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission.
Description
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Jokichi expresses his gratitude for the gifts that were sent by his niece, Hatsuno Hotty Befu. He explains that while the gifts from Seiichi mainly include clothing, he is often running out of food in Japan and is thus so thankful to receive the gift of food from Hatsuno. Jokichi also updates on the status of his application for a reentry permit to the U.S., assuming that he would be able to return in May or June. The letter is resealed with the tape, "OPENED BY MIL. CEN. CIVIL MAILS," and stamped with "C.C.D. J-2964" by the Civil Censorship Detachment. The arrival date of the letter, February 18, 1948, is recorded on the backside of the envelope.
The Okine Collection contains materials collected by Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine who were Issei flower growers in Whittier, California. It includes correspondence, photographs, financial documents, and a photo album. A large portion of the collection consists of family correspondence with Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, including letters from their Nisei children, Masao and Makoto Okine, both soldiers overseas during World War II, to their Issei parents incarcerated in the Rohwer incarceration camp in McGehee, Arkansas. The correspondence also includes letters from their relatives and friends who are former incarcerees in the camps during the war and have “resettled” in Chicago, Illinois as well as letters from the Okines’ family members in Hiroshima, Japan during the Allied occupation of Japan. In addition, the collection includes a family photo album compiled by Dorothy Ai Aoki, a Nisei daughter to the Okines.
Type
text
Format
Correspondence
1 page, 8.25 x 13.25 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
application/pdf
Identifier
oki_02_80_001
csudh_oki_0244
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6835
Language
Japanese
Subject
Identity and values--Family
Japan--Post-World War II
Military service--Postwar occupation of Japan
Place
Hiroshima, Japan
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

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