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Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 24, 1945 [in Japanese]
Okine, Makoto: 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 Makoto Okine who is probably stationed in Italy as a U.S. military soldier to his father, Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. He describes his vacation, staying in a hotel and eating at a restaurant. He states that he has not had a chance to sleep in a bed with sheets or eat restaurant meals for a year. He also assumes that his brother, Masao Okine, would be discharged and return from Japan to the U.S. in May or June, 1946. The letter is mailed via New York by U.S. Army Postal Service. Seiichi Okine records the arrival date of the letter, October 16, 1945, and the replied date , October 17, 1945.
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.
2 pages, 5.5 x 7 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
World War II--Military service--442nd Regimental Combat Team
Military service--Post-World War II service
Identity and values--Nisei
Incarceration Camps--Rohwer
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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