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Letter from Kenjiro Okine to Mr. Seiichi Okine, July 21, 1947 [in Japanese]
Okine, Kenjiro: 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 Kenjiro Okine in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He is thankful to the Okines for the letter and gift package. He lists the items included: raisins, candies, towels, ajinomoto [monosodium glutamate], and salt. It appears that he has been craving sugar but sugar wasn't included. The letter is resealed with the tape, "OPENED BY MIL. CEN. CIVIL MAILS" by the Civil Censorship Detachment. The arrival date, August 21, 1947, is recorded on the backside of the envelope.
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, 8 x 5.5 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
Japan--Post-World War II
Identity and values--Family
Hiroshima, Japan
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

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