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Title
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 5, 1946 [in Japanese]
Creator
Yamanaka, Jokichi: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1946-09-05
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 Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Jokichi writes about Masao Okine's visit to his place in Hiroshima, Japan and Masao's bringing the gifts from Seiichi and Tomeyo with him. He also writes of Masao's updates on issues in Hollister, California, where Jokichi used to run a business, "Hollister Seed Co.,"selling and trading vegetable seeds. He also writes about the difficult living conditions in Japan. He wishes to meet Seiichi and Tomeyo again but assumes that it is impossible. This letter is mailed by Masao Okine via San Francisco. On the back of the envelope, Seiichi records the arrival date of the letter, September 13, 1946, and also notes that it is the last letter from Mr. Jokichi Yamanaka.
1 page, 11 x 8.5 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.
Reuse oki_02_81_001
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
oki_02_14_001
csudh_oki_0164
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6848
Language
Japanese
Subject
Japan--Post-World War II
Industry and employment--Agriculture
Identity and values--Issei
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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