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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 He contributed to the research, submitting the family's historical documents to the researchers, and the value of the family documents was acknowledged.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.
Correspondence 1 page, 7.5 x 42 inches, handwritten application/pdf