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Title
Obon, Rohwer, Arkansas
Date Created and/or Issued
[1943-1945]
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
Photographed are Akiko An and Kiku Tanimoto, Ayame May Okine, and Dorothy Ai Okine. It is taken during the obon event in the Rohwer incarceration camp. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Obon, Rohwer, Arkansas. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 11.
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
image
Format
Photographs; Albums
black and white
image/jpeg
Identifier
oki_08_011_001a
csudh_oki_0333
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/13656
Subject
World War II--Incarceration camps--Holidays and festivals
World War II--Incarceration camps--Religion
Community activities--Festivals, celebrations, and holidays--Obon
Identity and values--Issei
Identity and values--Nisei
Place
McGehee, Arkansas
Incarceration Camps--Rohwer
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

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