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Letter from Satoko Gyokusen to Mrs. Ayame Okine, July 5, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-290)
doc Letter from Satoko Gyokusen to Mrs. Ayame Okine, July 5, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-290)
A letter from Satoko Gyokusen in Hiroshima, Japan to her relative, Ayame Okine. She laments about the difficulties of her life in post-war Japan. The letter is resealed with the tape, "OPENED BY MIL. CEN. CIVIL MAILS," and stamped with "C.C.D. J-4408" by the Civil Censorship Detachment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Letters from Jokichi and Yaeko Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, July 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-222)
doc Letters from Jokichi and Yaeko Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, July 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-222)
Contains two letters and one envelope mailed by Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The letters are written by Yaeko Nakano and Jokichi Yamanaka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_61_001-003
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 83 (ddr-densho-1000-153-83)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 83 (ddr-densho-1000-153-83)
Taking a side trip to Hiroshima while stationed in Japan

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

Messages between Tomosuke Masukawa in the Poston in Arizona and Hidetaro Myoren in Hiroshima, Japan, October 29, 1942-September 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-545)
doc Messages between Tomosuke Masukawa in the Poston in Arizona and Hidetaro Myoren in Hiroshima, Japan, October 29, 1942-September 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-545)
Messages exchanged between Tomosuke Masukawa at the Poston camp in Arizona and his father-in-law, Hidetaro Myoren, in Hiroshima, Japan. The original message informed Hidetaro of the safety of Tomosuke's family in the camp. The reply message informed of deaths of Hidetaro and Kazuko Myoren. The two messages were exchanged with the assistance of the Red Cross, …
Letters from Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-243)
doc Letters from Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, Miyuki Okine to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, April, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-243)
Contains three letters to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine from his relatives in Hiroshima Japan and one envelope. The letters are written by Megumi Sasaki, Naoji Okine, and Miyuki Okine and enclosed in the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_74_001-004
Letters from Naoji Oine and Setsu Tamaki to Mr. Seiichi Okine, July 17, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-220)
doc Letters from Naoji Oine and Setsu Tamaki to Mr. Seiichi Okine, July 17, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-220)
Contains two letters and one envelope. The letters are written by Naoji Okine and Setsu Tamaki in Hiroshima, Japan. Both letters are enclosed in the same envelope and mailed to Seiichi Okine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_59_001-003
Letters from Itsuko Nakatomi and Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, February 25, 1949 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-258)
doc Letters from Itsuko Nakatomi and Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, February 25, 1949 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-258)
Contains two letters to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine along with an envelope. The letters are written by Itsuko Nakatomi and Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan respectively and enclosed into the same envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_88_001-003
Portraits of elderly couple (ddr-densho-107-28)
img Portraits of elderly couple (ddr-densho-107-28)
Roy Matsumoto's maternal grandparents. When Roy went to Japan, his maternal grandfather had already passed away. Roy did not have the privilege of meeting him, but enjoyed living with his grandmother, Tomi, for several winters. Roy's maternal grandfather, Shinjiro Kimura, was a famous fencing instructor for Lord Asano of Hiroshima. As a samurai, he engaged in …
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-150)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-150)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He updates Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine on the Sasakis and the Nakanos in Japan. This letter is mailed by Masao Okine from Japan via San Francisco by U.S. Army Postal Service. The handwritten notes on the backside of the …
[Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album] (ddr-csujad-5-305)
img [Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album] (ddr-csujad-5-305)
A family photo album compiled by Dorothy Ai Aoki, who is a Nisei daughter born to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Includes photographs depicting her family's life in California before the war, their incarceration in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas, and reestablishment in California after the war. Also includes photographs of the family members in Hiroshima, Japan, …
Hitsukuri garden (ddr-densho-357-507)
img Hitsukuri garden (ddr-densho-357-507)
Hanako Terakawa's caption: "Rear garden of Hitsukuri, Home of Mr. Kinoshita."
Mr. Tamotani (ddr-densho-357-506)
img Mr. Tamotani (ddr-densho-357-506)
Mr. Tamotani sits on a rock with two unnamed children.
Tadaichi Yoshioka's family (ddr-densho-357-690)
img Tadaichi Yoshioka's family (ddr-densho-357-690)
Tadaichi Yoshioka was adopted, but his birth family, the Kinoshita's, remained in Japan. Hanako Terakawa's caption: "Tadaichi Yoshioka's real brother and sister."
Miss Tamura (ddr-densho-357-573)
img Miss Tamura (ddr-densho-357-573)
Hanako Terakawa's caption: "Miss Tamura of Hiroshima."
Letters from Jokichi and Fumiko Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, July, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-206)
doc Letters from Jokichi and Fumiko Yamanaka to Mr. S. Okine, July, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-206)
Contains two Japanese letters, one English letter, and one envelope. All three letters are enclosed in the envelope and mailed from Hiroshima, Japan. Letters are written by Jokichi Yamanaka and Fumiko Yamanaka, addressing their relatives, Seiichi Okine and Makoto Okine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_45_001-004
Letter from Tsukiyo Okasako to Mr. S, Seichi Okine, February 16, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-241)
doc Letter from Tsukiyo Okasako to Mr. S, Seichi Okine, February 16, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-241)
A letter from Tsukiyo Okasako in Hiroshima, Japan to Seiichi Okine. She is presumably one of the neighbors in Seiichi Okine's hometown. She thanks him for the gifts including 4 lbs of sugar, safety pins, needles, thread, clothes, and towels which are scarce in Japan. She informs that Jokichi Yamanaka brought the gifts to her. She …
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, February 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-257)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, February 21, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-257)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He informs of the arrival of the package of gifts from Seiichi and lists the items shared among the Sasakis, the Nakanos, Tsukiyo Okasako, and the Yamanakas. The items include: sugar, towels, cloth, sewing threads, safety pins, sewing needles, …
Letter from Satoru [Sasaki] to Seiichi Okine, November 7, 1951 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-272)
doc Letter from Satoru [Sasaki] to Seiichi Okine, November 7, 1951 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-272)
A letter from Satoru Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan to his uncle, Seiichi Okine. The letter includes general correspondence, informing of his family's well being. Entering the rice harvest season, he has been busy harvesting in the golden paddy fields. He wishes to meet the Okines sometime. The arrival date of the letter, December 7 is recorded. …
Letter from Haruto Okine to Seiichi Okine, August 26, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-247)
doc Letter from Haruto Okine to Seiichi Okine, August 26, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-247)
A letter from Haruto Okine in Hiroshima, Japan to his uncle, Seiichi Okine. Haruto regrets not being able to give Jokichi Yamanaka a farewell gift since Jokichi had already left for the U.S. when Haruto heard of it. He requests wool yarns for his children, Miyoko, Harumi, and Mitsuo, and some seeds of beans for his …
Letter from Kamekichi Nakano to Mr. S. Okine, [February?], 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-255)
doc Letter from Kamekichi Nakano to Mr. S. Okine, [February?], 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-255)
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 …
Letter from Megumi Sasaki to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, October 23, 1951 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-292)
doc Letter from Megumi Sasaki to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, October 23, 1951 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-292)
A letter from Megumi and Yukie Sasaki in Hiroshima, Japan to their uncle and aunt Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. They thank the Okines for the gift of clothes and that through altering the clothes they were able to get their children dressed. The arrival date of the letter, November 17, 1951, is recorded on the backside …
[Natsue, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-8)
img [Natsue, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-8)
A wedding photograph of Natsue at age 20 and her husband at age 27 dressing in kimono. Natsue is a daughter of Seiichi Okine's brother, Naoji Okine. The photograph is taken in Hiroshima, Japan on April 20, 1951 and mailed to Seiichi Okine in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
[Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-7)
[Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki, wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-7)
A wedding photograph of Satoru and Yaeko Sasaki dressing in kimono. The photograph is taken in Hiroshima, Japan on December 27, 1949 and mailed to Seiichi Okine in Los Angeles, California. The arrival date, February 24, 1950, is noted on the backside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_04_001
Letter from Haruto Okine to Mr. Seichi Okine, January 29, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-240)
doc Letter from Haruto Okine to Mr. Seichi Okine, January 29, 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-240)
A letter from Haruto Okine in Hiroshima, Japan, to his uncle, Seiichi Okine. The letter is mailed by Naoji Okine, Seiichi's brother. In the letter, Haruto thanks Seiichi Okine for the gifts and gives congratulations to Masao Okine on his new baby. He hopes that Seiichi will return to Japan someday when Japan rebuilds from the …
Letter from Kamekichi and Sueno Nakano to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, June [9?] 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-251)
doc Letter from Kamekichi and Sueno Nakano to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, June [9?] 1948 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-251)
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 …
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