Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese]
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A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, Ayame describes her job in Chicago. She assists in making cameras and helps to light tobaccos. Her work starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM, including a 20-minute break two times. She earns 70 cents per hour. She also thanks her parents-in-law for their letters and financial support to her sister, who has bought a house. Ayame also writes about her husband, Masao Okine, in Japan and expects him to return to the United States in a half month. The handwritten notes on the back of the envelope read: Arrived on January 19, 1946 [in Japanese].
2 pages, 8 x 10 inches, handwritten; 1 envelope
The Okine Collection contains materials collected by Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine who were Issei flower growers in Whittier, California. It includes correspondence, photographs, financial documents, and a photo album. A large portion of the collection consists of family correspondence with Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, including letters from their Nisei children, Masao and Makoto Okine, both soldiers overseas during World War II, to their Issei parents incarcerated in the Rohwer incarceration camp in McGehee, Arkansas. The correspondence also includes letters from their relatives and friends who are former incarcerees in the camps during the war and have “resettled” in Chicago, Illinois as well as letters from the Okines’ family members in Hiroshima, Japan during the Allied occupation of Japan. In addition, the collection includes a family photo album compiled by Dorothy Ai Aoki, a Nisei daughter to the Okines.
- Okine, Ayame May: author
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- California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
- Geographic communities--Illinois--Chicago
Industry and employment
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
Identity and values--Nisei
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- Okine, Ayame May: author. Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese]. 1946-01-15. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6764. (Accessed December 16, 2018.)
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- Okine, Ayame May: author, (1946-01-15) Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese]. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6764
- MLA citation style
- Okine, Ayame May: author. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6764>.