Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 19, 1946 [in Japanese]

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CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is written in Japan where Masao is stationed as a U.S. military soldier and mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. Masao describes his stay in Japan, being transferred from Sagamihara, Kanagawa, to Tokyo, possibly being transferred to the Tohoku area later. He resides in a building in Tokyo, which used to be a building for Nihon Yu??sen Kabushiki Kaisha [=Japan Mail Steamship Co.] and is located near the Tokyo Imperial Palace. He describes the living conditions in the building, such as a good room like a hotel, well functioning heating system, and good meals. He also writes about his efforts to locate their friends and relatives in Tokyo and Hiroshima. He locates his brother-in-law, Nobuyuki Tanimoto in Tokyo, who also stays in the same building. He learns about other relatives in Hiroshima from Nobuyuki, who has visited Hiroshima. Masao confirms that Tamasada and his family are safe but has not been able to confirm the safety of Jokichi Yamanaka or Naoji Okine in Hiroshima. The handwritten notes on the back of the envelope reads: Arrived on January 28, 1946, no. 2 [in Japanese]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_52_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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