• Creator
  • Okuda, Kenji
  • Created Date
  • 1942
  • Description
  • In his letter, Okuda thanks the Rings for their care packages and discusses the monotony of daily life at camp. He describes his life in camp, stating "Out here all one has to do is exist, and that is a comfortable but deenergizing experience." He also reports back on news about the conditions in other internment camps writing "The first reports from those who went to Nyssa, Oregon have come back and they are very interesting. The weather is s... more
    In his letter, Okuda thanks the Rings for their care packages and discusses the monotony of daily life at camp. He describes his life in camp, stating "Out here all one has to do is exist, and that is a comfortable but deenergizing experience." He also reports back on news about the conditions in other internment camps writing "The first reports from those who went to Nyssa, Oregon have come back and they are very interesting. The weather is somewhat similar to our Puget Sound area's... at least they seem to have plenty of rain. Those who went down liked the country but not the living quarters not some of the restrictions encountered. They thought the work not very difficult because of the soft soil, and so the difficulties may be ironed out. An eight o'clock curfew is enforced although Japanese in the surrounding areas are not required to comply with such restrictions. To go into town, a Caucasian F.S.A. camp official must accompany them. If these restrictions will be removed, the... less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2013