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Title
Letter from Minoru Sasaki to Mr. S. Okine, September 22, 1947 [in Japanese]
Creator
Sasaki, Minoru: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1947-09-22
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 Minoru Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan, to his brother-in-law, Seiichi Okine. He thanks Seiichi for the gift, including ajinomoto [monosodium glutamate], sugar, candies, and pencils. He describes the shortages of basic necessities in Japan and states that all children under age 8 do not know the real taste of sugar. He also expresses his relief that they are able to exchange letters and send gifts between two countries again after the war. The letter is resealed with the tape, "OPENED BY MIL. CEN. CIVIL MAILS," and stamped with "C.C.D. J-4435" by the Civil Censorship Detachment. The arrival date of the letter, October 14, 1947, 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
3 pages, 10 x 6.75 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
application/pdf
Identifier
oki_02_49_001
csudh_oki_0205
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6804
Language
Japanese
Subject
Japan--Post-World War II
Identity and values--Family
Military service--Postwar occupation of Japan
Place
Hiroshima, Japan
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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