Letter from Megumi Sasaki to Mr. S. Okine, January 22, 1948 [in Japanese]

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ddr-csujad-5-244 (CSUJAD Local ID: oki_02_75_001, CSUJAD Project ID: csudh_oki_0239)

CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A letter from Megumi Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Megumi introduces himself as though he has never met them nor been in contact with them before. He is a son of Matsuyo Sasaki and a brother of Minoru Sasaki. He explains that he was drafted into the Japanese military in 1944 and finally returned to Hiroshima, Japan in 1947. When he returned he found that his wife and daughters had survived with some injuries, but that his home in Hiroshima has been destroyed by the atomic bomb. He then explains about the resulting hardships in post-war Japan, renting a room in a barrack, and lacking adequate food. The envelope is resealed with the tape, "OPENED BY MIL. CEN. CIVIL MAILS"and stamped with "C.C.D. J-2916" by the Civil Censorship Detachment. The arrival date of the letter, February 18, 1948, and replied date, March 1, are recorded on the backside of the envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_75_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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