Letter from Kamekichi Nakano to Mr. S. Okine, [February?], 1948 [in Japanese]

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CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection

A letter from Sueno Nakano in Hiroshima, Japan to her sister, Tomeyo Okine. The letter is mailed under her husband's name, Kamekichi Nakano. In the letter, Sueno laments her struggles and grieves for the losses of Sunada family members [Tomeyo and Sueno's parent's family]. In losing their four brothers, Sueno takes over the responsibilities for the Sunada family and details the tragic experiences of one of the brothers, Otomatsu Sunada. Otomatsu resided in Manila, the Philippines, with his wife and two sons. He visited Japan, leaving his family in the Philippines, he died of tuberculosis while at Sueno's place. His wife was killed in the Philippines and their sons were orphaned. Sueno and her husband are adopting one of the sons and will assume full responsibilities for the Sunada family which makes Sueno feel that she owes her husband. She also writes about Jokichi Yamanaka, who will to return to the U.S. in May. She wishes that he could bring some dried persimmons she makes but she has learned they are not allowed to be brought into the U.S. She writes about gifts including wool yarns, jackets, safety pins, sugar, towels, sewing needles and threads from the Okines brought by Jokichi and expresses her appreciation. Additionally, she requests ajinomoto [monosodium glutamate] and a winter coat for her husband. The arrival date of the letter, March 1, 1948, and the replied and shipping date, March 6, is recorded on the envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_85_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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