Nisei

The Nisei (second generation) felt the pull of two cultures. American born, attending public schools, and influenced by American popular culture, they shared the same idols, favorite songs and sports heroes as most other children of their generation. Wanting to fit in, many Nisei with Japanese first names dropped them for Western ones that their non-Japanese friends could easily pronounce. Yet, most grew up in Japanese neighborhoods, and their parents taught them the customs and values of the old country.

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Letter from Makoto Okine to Seiichi Okine, October 12, [1945] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-187)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Seiichi Okine, October 12, [1945] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-187)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp. It appears that he writes from Italy where he is stationed as a U. S. Army solder. He assumes that many people has left the Rohwer incarceration camp and it appears empty. He mentions that his brother, Masao's request [probably for ...
WAR Department report of change of status and address; Cash receipt (ddr-csujad-5-75)
doc WAR Department report of change of status and address; Cash receipt (ddr-csujad-5-75)
A copy of WAR Department report of change of status and address submitted by Masao Okine and dispatched by the U.S. Army Fort Meade, Maryland. He claims that Seiichi, Tomeyo, and Dorothy Ai Okine are his dependants and requests family allowance to them. Also includes a cash receipt of 29.00 dollars for lease in Hawthorne, California, ...
Letter from Ayame and Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-172)
doc Letter from Ayame and Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-172)
A letter from Masao and Ayame Okine to their parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Masao reports to his parents about his arrival to Chicago after his discharge from the U.S. Army, serving as a Nisei solder in Japan. He describes his life in Chicago, such as buying a car and driving to New York to see ...
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, May 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-186)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, May 19, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-186)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei solder. The letter is mailed via San Francisco by the U. S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he informs that he has received letters from his sister, Hatsuno, his wife, Ayame, and ...
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-150)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-150)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He updates Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine on the Sasakis and the Nakanos in Japan. This letter is mailed by Masao Okine from Japan via San Francisco by U.S. Army Postal Service. The handwritten notes on the backside of the ...
Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to Makoto Okine, October 8, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-171)
doc Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to Makoto Okine, October 8, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-171)
A telegram from Masao Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to Makoto Okine in Whittier, California. It notifies that Masao has received money to purchase a car. The arrival date of the telegraph, October 9, 1946, is recorded on the backside of the envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_16_001
[Japanese American man] (ddr-csujad-5-28)
img [Japanese American man] (ddr-csujad-5-28)
Photographed is a Japanese American man. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_013
[Japanese American woman] (ddr-csujad-5-30)
img [Japanese American woman] (ddr-csujad-5-30)
A photograph of a Japanese American woman. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_015
[Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album] (ddr-csujad-5-305)
img [Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album] (ddr-csujad-5-305)
A family photo album compiled by Dorothy Ai Aoki, who is a Nisei daughter born to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Includes photographs depicting her family's life in California before the war, their incarceration in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas, and reestablishment in California after the war. Also includes photographs of the family members in Hiroshima, Japan, ...
Letter from Masao Okine to Dottie [Dorothy] Okine, May 10, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-181)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Dottie [Dorothy] Okine, May 10, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-181)
A letter from Masao Okine to his sister, Dorothy Okine. He writes from Tokyo, Japan, where he is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier. He asks Dorothy to send him cigarettes, candies, and gum. He sent the letter to her on April 23, 1946, however, it returned to Masao. He adds the notes, explaining why the ...
Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiich, Tomeyo, and Dorothy Ai Okine, February 24, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-135)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiich, Tomeyo, and Dorothy Ai Okine, February 24, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-135)
Contains two letters written by Makoto Okine, addressing his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, and his sister Dorothy Ai Okine. He writes from Leghorn, Italy, where he is stationed as a U.S. Army solder. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_57_001-003
[Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-48)
img [Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-48)
A color negative. Photographed are probably the Okines' relatives, including Jokichi Yamanaka, standing in a greenhouse of chrysanthemum flowers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_002
[Japanese American man] (ddr-csujad-5-329)
img [Japanese American man] (ddr-csujad-5-329)
Photographed is a Japanese American man standing in the field. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 8. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_008_003
[Japanese American women and male child] (ddr-csujad-5-32)
img [Japanese American women and male child] (ddr-csujad-5-32)
A photograph of two Japanese American women and a male child. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_017
Letter from Takashi Matsuura to Mrs. and Mrs. S. Okine, October 19, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-237)
doc Letter from Takashi Matsuura to Mrs. and Mrs. S. Okine, October 19, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-237)
A letter from Takashi Edwin Matsuura to his uncle, Seiichi Okine. Takashi thanks Seiichi for his hospitality during his visit to the the Okines' place as well as the gift of the flowers. He informs that he arrived home safely at 9:00 PM on Monday and that Mr. Freitas was pleased to hear about Takashi's visit ...
Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-74)
doc Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-74)
Hatsuno Hotty Okine's withholding receipt 1944 Form W-2 from Avenue Hotel Corporations, Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_14_003
Barbara [Sumi Hagiwara?] (ddr-csujad-5-330)
img Barbara [Sumi Hagiwara?] (ddr-csujad-5-330)
Photographed is probably Dorothy Ai Okine's friend, Barbara Sumi Hagiwara, holding a puppy. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Barbara, 1936. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 8. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_008_004a
[Japanese American women] (ddr-csujad-5-33)
img [Japanese American women] (ddr-csujad-5-33)
A group photograph of four Japanese American women. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_018
Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-73)
doc Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-73)
Hatsuno Hotty Okine's withholding receipt 1944 Form W-2 issued by the Ray Industries, Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_14_002
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-158)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-158)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She congratulates on Makoto Okine's returning home from Europe. She also writes about her next plan moving back to California with her husband, Masao, once he returns from Japan to Chicago. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American ...
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-3)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-3)
A photograph from George and Kuni Yamanaka's wedding given to "Mr. and Mrs. Mas Okine" [Masao and Ayame Okine]. The photograph is taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_01_003
[Japanese American man] (ddr-csujad-5-26)
img [Japanese American man] (ddr-csujad-5-26)
Photographed is a Japanese American man. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_011
Letter from Masao Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April 23, [1946] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-291)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April 23, [1946] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-291)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. He reports to his parents about their relatives and friends in Hiroshima: He took ten days vacation to visit Hiroshima and found that the Hiroshima City was completely destroyed by the atomic ...
Letter from Ed Bethune, Personnel Technician, United States Department of the Interior War Relocation Authority, November 7, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-101)
doc Letter from Ed Bethune, Personnel Technician, United States Department of the Interior War Relocation Authority, November 7, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-101)
A recommendation letter for Hatsuno Hotty Okine written by Ed Bethune, United States Department of the Interior War Relocation Authority, who is her supervisor when she is employed in "the Evacuee Personnel Section of the Rohwer Relocation Center." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_31_001
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 12, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-160)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 12, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-160)
A letter from Masao Okine, who is stationed in Japan as a Nisei soldier to his parents, Seiichi and Ayame Okine. This letter is mailed via San Francisco, California by the U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, Masao writes about his visit to Hiroshima during the vacation. He meets Naoji Okine, Jokichi Yamanaka, Mr. Sasaki, ...
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