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Title
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 27, 1946 [in Japanese]
Creator
Okine, Masao: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1946-07-27
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 Masao Okine, who is stationed in Tokyo, Japan as a Nisei solder, to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The letter is mailed via San Francisco, California, by U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, Masao writes about his duties driving a jeep and informs that he is going to mail his parents' letters to Mr. Jokichi Yamanaka and Mr. Kamekichi Nakano in Japan. He also encloses a money order of 50 dollars for his parents' necessities. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope record: The letter arrived on July 31, 1946; replied on August 5, 1946; received the 50 dollars on August 3, 1946; and Masao's luggage arrived on August 5, 1946 [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.
Type
text
Format
Correspondence
2 pages, 7.75 x 10.75 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
application/pdf
Identifier
oki_02_03_001
csudh_oki_0154
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6787
Language
Japanese
Subject
Identity and values--Nisei
Identity and values--Family
Military service--Postwar occupation of Japan
World War II--Military service--Military Intelligence Service
Japan--Post-World War II
Place
Tokyo, Japan
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

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