Skip to main content

Text / Letter from Shohachi Wada to Tomoji Wada, January 1, 1960

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Letter from Shohachi Wada to Tomoji Wada, January 1, 1960
Wada, Shohachi, 1913-1977: author
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1960
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
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.
A letter from Shohachi Wada in Taiji-cho, Wakayama, Japan to Tomoji Wada. He writes about his newly renovated house: The architecture is unique and draws people's attention in the town. He appreciates Tomoji Wada for his financial support. Shohachi also writes about the compilation of the whaling history. He contributed to the research, submitting the family's historical documents to the researchers, and the value of the family documents was acknowledged. Newspaper reported that the grave of Chubei Yorimoto Wada, who was a pioneer for whaling in Taiji Bay, would be reorganized as cultural heritage.
Tomoji Wada was an interpreter, bookkeeper, operator of a grocery store, and manufacturer of tofu and mochi on Terminal Island, California prior to World War II. He established a tofu manufacturing plant at the Poston camp in Arizona during the war, and became a gardener after returning from the incarceration camp to Los Angeles, California. The collection consists of receipts, ledgers, taxes, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, journals, guidebooks, immigration materials, and incarceration camp records pertaining to Tomoji Wada and his family. Materials include born-digital objects created and transferred from the donor.
1 page, 7.5 x 42 inches, handwritten
Identity and values--Issei
Identity and values--Family
Taiji-cho, Japan
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Tomoji Wada Family Papers

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: