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Kamekichi Tokita Papers, circa 1900-circa 2010, bulk 1900-1948

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Series 3: Writings and Notes , 1923-circa 2010
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

There are three diaries written by Tokita (in Japanese) between December 7, 1941 and 1944 while the family was confined in the Minidoka Relocation Camp in Idaho. It is unclear which diary is the first of the three, but there is a transcript translated from prewar to modern Japanese by Haruo Takasugi and subsequently translated from modern Japanese to English by Naomi Kusunoki-Martin. Two additional notebooks written by Tokita much earlier are also found. There is a fragment of a letter written in English from Minidoka, school notes, and a poem about an orange in Japanese. An unsigned note contains a sketch of a pig and concerns receipts discarded after Tokita's death. There are also some annotated scattered notes in Japanese, perhaps written by his children.
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Diary, 1941-1944
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Diary, 1941-1944
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12
Diary, 1941-1944
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13
Diary, Transcript, circa 2010
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14
Notebooks, 1923
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15
General, circa 1920s-1940s
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16
by Others, circa 1950
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17

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