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Letter from Y. Fujii to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, May 24, 1947 [in Japanese]
Fujii, Yosokichi: 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 Yosokichi Fujii, a former incarceree in the Heart Mountain incarceration camp, Wyoming, to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He gives an update of his life after leaving the camp in September 1945 and resettling in Nyssa, Oregon until May 1946. He currently works in Penryn, California in fruit production following his friends' suggestion. He intended to go back to Oregon, but has stayed in California. Fujii’s first son and fourth son, Katsumi, in Oregon will join him in California in August or September. They plan to start a new business together. He states that he is not going back to Japan in the future and has decided to stay in the U.S. The backside of the envelope includes the handwritten notes 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.
3 pages, handwritten, 8.5 x 6.5 inches; 1 envelope
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
Industry and employment--Agriculture
Geographic communities--Oregon
Geographic communities--California
Identity and values--Issei
Penryn, California
Incarceration Camps--Heart Mountain
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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