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[Photograph of the Okine family]
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CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Photographed are Makoto, Hatsuno Hotty, Seiichi, Masao, Dorothy Ai, and Tomeyo Okine standing in front of their car which was purchased before the forced removal and incarceration. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Taken by [Jokichi] Yamanaka on June 28, 1941 [in Japanese]. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 5.
black and white; hadwritten
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.
Identity and values--Issei
Identity and values--Nisei
Identity and values--Family
Geographic communities--California
Whittier, California
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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