Letter from Ayame [Okine] to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 6, 1946 [in Japanese]

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ddr-csujad-5-117 (CSUJAD Local ID: oki_01_45_001, CSUJAD Project ID: csudh_oki_0118)

CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A new year's greeting letter from Ayame Okine in Bartlett, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okines in Hawthorne, California. This letter is mailed from Fred S. Tange's place where Ayame stays. In the letter, she appreciates the monetary gift from her parents-in-law while she feels ashamed to have them to still worry about her family and regrets not being able to help them. She also writes about the catastrophic conditions in Japan after the war. She has received letters from her husband, Makoto Okine, who is stationed in Japan as a US military soldier, and learned that Japanese civilians are starving after the war. She has learned that U.S. military provides him adequate meals but she plans to ship candies to him. She is also concerns about her sister-in-law, Hatsuno Hotty Okine, who is going to Japan with her husband. She also informs of the address of her parents, the Tanimoto, in Lodi, California. The handwritten notes on the back of the envelope read: Arrived on January 12, 1946, replied on 14 [in Japanese]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_45_001




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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