Letter from Megumi Sasaki to Seiichi Okine, June 21, 1948 [in Japanese]

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ddr-csujad-5-245 (CSUJAD Local ID: oki_02_76_001, CSUJAD Project ID: csudh_oki_0240)

CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A letter from Megumi and Yukie Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi Okine. It appears to be written by Yukie Sasaki. She informs that she has received his letter on June 18 and package on June 21. She lists the items received including pairs of pants, shirts, shoes, socks, candles, sugar, threads, a comb, and white cloth. She describes the difficulties of living in post-war Japan suffering serious poverty and lamenting about the high inflation rising prices two and half or three times higher. She is afraid that her family will be malnourished while living in abject poverty. She requests items including crystallized saccharin, soap bars, used clothing, yarns, tobaccos, pencils, and crayons. She encloses photographs of her family which are not included in the item. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope read: Arrived on July 20, 1948; shipped a package on July 31; and mailed a letter on August 4 [in Japanese]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_76_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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