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Draft of letter by Laurence Bunzo Asoo
Asoo, Lawrence Bunzo: author
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1950-1952
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Draft of letter by Bunzo Asoo on Masa Atsu Harada, M.D. letterhead regarding arrangements made for care of his property while incarcerated and loss of property discovered upon his return to Sacramento.
Bunzo Asoo was born in 1897 in Hiroshima, Japan. Haruye Asoo was born in 1982 in Okinawa, Japan. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1914 and helped his father on a farm in Vorden, California. In 1915, Bunzo went to an English language school in San Francisco. In 1920, he returned to Japan for an arranged marriage with Haruye. They had seven children. They farmed in the Sacramento area during the 1920s and 30. In May 1942, the family was forced to evacuate to Arboga Assembly Center, then to Tule Lake and Topaz Relocation Centers. The Asoo's returned to Sacramento in 1945, where Bunzo became a landscape gardener.
2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, handwritten
World War II--Economic losses
Identity and values--Issei
Sacramento, California
California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Asoo and Fujiwara Families Collection

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