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Letter from Taketaro Azeka to Hiroji Hosaka, June 23, 1942
Azeka, Taketaro: author
Date Created and/or Issued
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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 "T. Azeka" who is presumably Taketaro Azeka, to Hiroji Hosaka who had been incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center. He wrote about his life in the Pomona Assembly Center and whereabouts of his friends. He started a barber in the assembly center and worked all day. He also added his haiku poems written under the pseudonym, "Shikai Azeka." The letter was censored.
Hiroji Hosaka Family Letters consists of correspondence between Hiroji Hosaka and his family and friends while he was imprisoned in the Santa Fe Detention Station, the Santa Anita Assembly Center, and the Heart Mountain incarceration camp during World War II. Also included are prewar photographs of the Daiichi Rafu Gakuen, that is, a Japanese language school in Los Angeles, and Japanese archery, a photograph of the Heart Mountain camp, and his business cards prior to the war.
3 pages, 8.75 x 7.5 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Work and jobs
Industry and employment--Barbering and hairdressing
Identity and values--Issei
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Living conditions
Pomona, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Pomona
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Hiroji Hosaka Family Letters

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