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Letters from Jokichi Yamanaka to Masao, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, March 5, 1947 [in Japanese]
Yamanaka, Jokichi: 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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Contains two letters and one envelope. Both letters are written by Jokichi Yamanaka and addressed to his nephew, Masao Okine and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine and are enclosed in the same envelope. It appears that he mailed them to his daughter's place and his daughter forwarded his letters to the Okine's address.
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.
1 envelope; 2 letters (1 page; 3 pages)
Identity and values--Family
Japan--Post-World War II
Military service--Postwar occupation of Japan
Hiroshima, Japan
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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