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Title
Letter from Haruto Okine to Mr. Seichi Okine, January 29, 1948 [in Japanese]
Creator
Okine, Haruto: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1948-01-29
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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Description
A letter from Haruto Okine in Hiroshima, Japan, to his uncle, Seiichi Okine. The letter is mailed by Naoji Okine, Seiichi's brother. In the letter, Haruto thanks Seiichi Okine for the gifts and gives congratulations to Masao Okine on his new baby. He hopes that Seiichi will return to Japan someday when Japan rebuilds from the war damage. He also requests some old winter clothes for his children to wear as it is difficult to attain basic necessities in Japan after the war. The letter is resealed with the tape, "OPENED BY MIL. CEN. CIVIL MAILS," and stamped with "C.C.D. J-4436" by the Civil Censorship Detachment. The arrival date of the letter, February 28, 1948, is recorded on the backside of the envelope.
3 pages, 8 x 5.7 inches, handwritten; 1 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.
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
oki_02_71_001
csudh_oki_0235
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6824
Language
Japanese
Subject
Identity and values--Family
Japan--Post-World War II
Place
Hiroshima, Japan
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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