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Letter from Shohachi Wada to Tomoji Wada, April 29, 1958
Wada, Shohachi, 1913-1977: 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 Shohachi Wada in Taiji-cho, Wakayama, Japan to Tomoji Wada. Shohachi Wada informed Tomoji Wada that he accepted the offer from Tomoji Wada to succeed the Wada family in Taiji-cho, Japan, and would protect the Wada family's land as the head of the family. In the letter, Shohachi inquires about the details on the family graves, properties, and relatives, so that he can manage them well.
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.
1 page, 7 x 37 inches, handwritten
Japan--Post-World War II
Identity and values--Issei
Taiji-cho, Japan
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Tomoji Wada Family Papers

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