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Title
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 12, 1946 [in Japanese]
Creator
Okine, Masao: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1946-09-12
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 Japan as a Nisei soldier to his parents, Seiichi and Ayame Okine. This letter is mailed via San Francisco, California by the U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, Masao writes about his visit to Hiroshima during the vacation. He meets Naoji Okine, Jokichi Yamanaka, Mr. Sasaki, Mr. Nakano, and other relatives. He reports about their well-being and harvesting rice in the following month. He also writes about his schedule for returning to the U.S. He is going to be transferred to Zama, Kanagawa, and return to Yokohama, Kanagawa. From Yokohama, he is going to board a ship to return to the U.S, arriving at the end of the month. He assumes that this letter is his last letter from Japan. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope read: Arrived on September 16, 1946, this letter is the last [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, 6.25 x 9 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
application/pdf
Identifier
oki_02_11_001
csudh_oki_0161
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6790
Language
Japanese
Subject
Military service--Post-World War II service
World War II--Military service--Military Intelligence Service
Japan--Post-World War II
Identity and values--Family
Identity and values--Nisei
Place
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

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