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A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. He thanks his parents for their letters and package containing Masao's requested items. He informs that he is doing well working as a truck driver, and is going to take ten days vacation from April 15 to visit his relatives in Hiroshima, Japan. He has been in touch with relatives, including the Matsuuras, the Nishimuras, the Yamanakas, and the Kurimas, as well as his wife Ayame and his brother Makoto by exchanging letters. He also informs that he has met his brothers-in-law, including Masuo Befu and Nobuyuki Tanimoto who are also stationed in Japan. He encloses a list of his additional requests for his parents to ship from the U.S. to Japan. 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.
Correspondence 4 pages, 6.25 x 9.25 inches, handwritten application/pdf