CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

CSU Japanese American History Digitization Project
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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.

1912-1959

1944-1949

7 boxes

CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

[Title of item], Okine Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

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341 Objects

George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-1)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-1)
A wedding photograph of George and Kuni Yamanaka taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. Includes Seiichi, Tomeyo, and Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka. On the backside of the photograph, there is a note that addresses the photograph to "Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine" [= Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] and signed ...
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-2)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-2)
A wedding photograph of George and Kuni Yamanaka. The photograph is taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. On the backside of the photograph, there is a note that addresses the photograph to "Mr. Makoto Okine" and signed from George and Kuni Yamanaka. See this object in the California State ...
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
Irene Suzanne Befu (ddr-csujad-5-4)
img Irene Suzanne Befu (ddr-csujad-5-4)
A photograph of a baby, "Irene Suzanne Befu," at age 19 days, addressed to "grandparents and family." She is a daughter of Hatsuno Hotty Befu and a granddaughter of Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Also singed by "Takumi Ono," most likely the photographer. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_02_001
Mr. and Mrs. Yoshio Fune [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-5)
img Mr. and Mrs. Yoshio Fune [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-5)
A wedding photograph taken by Toyo Miyatake. The photograph is addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Okine" [Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] and from "Mr. and Mrs. Yoshio Fune" on February 1st, 1947. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_02_002
Tomeyo Okine (ddr-csujad-5-6)
img Tomeyo Okine (ddr-csujad-5-6)
A photograph of Tomeyo Okine, smiling on a chair. There is a pencil signature under this photograph, most likely from the photographer, Takumi Ono. A note on the folder reads: c. 1958, Tomeyo Okine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_03_001a
[Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-7)
[Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-7)
A wedding photograph of Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki dressing in kimono. The photograph is taken in Hiroshima, Japan on December 27, 1949 and mailed to Seiichi Okine in Los Angeles, California. The arrival date, February 24, 1950, is noted on the backside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_001
[Natsue, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-8)
img [Natsue, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-8)
A wedding photograph of Natsue at age 20 and her husband at age 27 dressing in kimono. Natsue is a daughter of Seiichi Okine's brother, Naoji Okine. The photograph is taken in Hiroshima, Japan on April 20, 1951 and mailed to Seiichi Okine in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Sasaki (ddr-csujad-5-9)
Sasaki (ddr-csujad-5-9)
A photograph of Sasaki. The photograph is taken by C. Komaki and addresses Seiichi Okine. The handwritten notes read: Presented to Mr. S. Okine from F__ Sasaki. Kind regards, May 11, 1912. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_003
Sueno and Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-10)
Sueno and Sawako [Nakano] (ddr-csujad-5-10)
A photograph of Sueno Nakano at age 53 and her second daughter, Sawako Nakano, at age 15. The photograph is addressed to Sueno's brogher-in-law, Seiichi Okine. It is taken by Hisashi Tonen in Hiroshima, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_005

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