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Letter from an Issei man to his wife (ddr-densho-166-12)
doc Letter from an Issei man to his wife (ddr-densho-166-12)
This letter was sent from Kunizo Mayeno in the Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico, to his wife Masaye at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

Narrator Bill Nishimura

Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …
Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …
Postcard from Issei man to wife (March 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-165)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (March 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-165)
Excerpt: "I don't hear from you last half a month, except telegram but you are well, as I believe in Divine protection and blessing."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-114)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-114)
Excerpt: "Friends praised you for your faithful and good disposition but I love you whole without condition as you know."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-115)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-115)
Excerpt: "I don't heard long time you. Guess you wrote me by Japanese so censor take long time."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-160)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-160)
Excerpt: "Received letter with interested about reunion I knew more detail the camp of Crystal City. I wired you after study well & careful consideration."
Letter from Issei man to wife (November 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-147)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (November 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-147)
Excerpt: "I wonder why you received such paper for apply of repatriation to Japan? Some time ago I was very busy at my Mayor's office for many peoples have applied for their repatriation, but not I at all."
Letter from Issei man to wife (September 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-133)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-133)
Excerpt: "You say had sand-storm, sage brush and snakes there but beautiful view in the morning and sunset."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-119)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-119)
Excerpt: "It is delightful cheer to me received your loving letter and a card last night after full three weeks haven't heard anthing at all."
Letter from Issei man to wife (June 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-112)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (June 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-112)
Excerpt: "Sorry I couldn't write earlier but am well, very busy since arrival."
Letter from Issei man to wife (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-124)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-124)
Excerpt: "We have no kodak at all but a portrait painter Hawaii man, one of the barrack captain, to portray of my face."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-113)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-113)
Excerpt: "We been here just a week, hot but cool at nights and shower with thunder, lightning in the evening."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-141)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-141)
Excerpt: "We had talent show last Sunday again. Enjoyed it immensely. Experts every one of them, especially handsome looking guy from Hawaii, some singer and how he danced gracefully and charmingly."
Letter from Issei man to wife (February 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-158)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-158)
Excerpt: "Thank God: The ruddy glow of the eastern sky is beautiful beyond description..."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-142)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-142)
Excerpt: "Received your 19th precious letter with my pleasure on Saturday eve. How are you? Still bother with the cold?"
Letter from Issei man to wife (September 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-131)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-131)
Excerpt: "I asked you to join family internment camp when if permitted of our petition."
Letter from Issei man to wife (August 8, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-123)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (August 8, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-123)
Excerpt: "Wish I save some money for future, but this situation absolutely impossible to do."
Letter from Issei man to wife (August 21, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-118)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (August 21, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-118)
Excerpt: "Thank you again for the nice crochet which I got 18th. How to delight my eye, to comfort my soul with your own hand made beautiful one."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-121)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-121)
Excerpt: "Thanks for your kind air letter received after delay. Glad to know you are well."
Letter from Issei man to wife (November 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-148)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (November 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-148)
Excerpt: "The lucky Friday! I received three of your letters which you wrote two on Nov. 1st, enclosed air stamps and the church weekly with my great pleasure."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (March 22, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-168)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (March 22, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-168)
Excerpt: "The fine spring weather lasts long here now. I am waiting for your weekly tiding, your poems and most recent your picture."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-157)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-157)
Excerpt: "Received your two English letters of Jan. 25 with joy. Glad you are well."
Letter from Issei man to wife (September 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-135)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-135)
Excerpt: "I wish you will get private apt. sooner. Did you meet Mr. Hara? He will help you [with] the housing."
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