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A letter from Megumi and Yukie Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi Okine. It appears to be written by Yukie Sasaki. She informs that she has received his letter on June 18 and package on June 21. She lists the items received including pairs of pants, shirts, shoes, socks, candles, sugar, threads, a comb, and white cloth. She describes the difficulties of living in post-war Japan suffering serious poverty and lamenting about the high inflation rising prices two and half or three times higher. She is afraid that her family will be malnourished while living in abject poverty. She requests items including crystallized saccharin, soap bars, used clothing, yarns, tobaccos, pencils, and crayons. She encloses photographs of her family which are not included in the item. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope read: Arrived on July 20, 1948; shipped a package on July 31; and mailed a letter on August 4 [in Japanese].
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.