Letter from Kamekichi and Sueno Nakano to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, June [9?] 1948 [in Japanese]

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CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A letter from Kamekichi and Sueno Nakano in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The letter is singed by both Kamekichi and Sueno, but it appears that it is written by Sueno Nakano. In the letter, Sueno notes that her requested items have arrived and thanks the Okines for them. She has shared tobacco and ajinomoto [monosodium glutamate] with Jokichi Yamanaka, but he does not accept sugar because he believes that the Nakanos need to use it when they provide meals to the people who help to build their barn. She has also shared ajinomoto and soap bars with the Sasakis in Miyake, Hiroshima, Japan. Sueno is thankful for the sugar and ajinomoto, explaining that she was able to cook and provide delicious meals when people come to help the Nakanos to build a barn. Her husband, Kamekichi, admires of the good quality of ajinomoto, and her son, Akito, shares appreciation for the tobacco and clothes. Learning that Fumiko Yamanaka left for the U.S. on April 30, she regrets that she was not able to prepare any gifts that Fumiko could bring to Seiichi and Tomeyo. Sueno explains that she was planning to give the Okines dried persimmons or rice crackers that she makes, but she learned that both were not allowed to be brought in. The arrival date of the letter, July 6, 1948, is recorded on the backside of the envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_82_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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