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Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 10, 1946 [in Japanese]
Okine, Masao: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Masao Okine writes from Japan where he is stationed as a US Army soldier. This letter is mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. The letter includes updates, informing of the arrival of his parents' four letters written on May 20, 26, 30, and June 1 respectively and a package including tobaccos and candies, and a plan to visit Hiroshima to meet the relatives and take their pictures to send to his parents. He offers financial support to his parents, enclosing money in the letter. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope record the arrival date of the letter, June 15, 1946, and the replied date, June 17, 1946.
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.
3 pages, 7.5 x 10.5 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
Identity and values--Nisei
Japan--Post-World War II
Military service--Postwar occupation of Japan
World War II--Military service--Military Intelligence Service
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

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