SELL THE CARS

 

December 19, 1940, Letter from Gihachi to Tsugio, Lillian, and Angela; written in English.

You will find the pink slip for Ford in a envelope on the side of my desk. Also I want to know whether you get pink slip for the Plymouth.

What is a Pinnk Slip?

February 25, 1941, Letter from Gihachi to Tsugio, translated from Japanese.

If you can be evacuated with the car, since it has a big trunk you can pack it with things, and it would be a good idea to go to Salt Lake City.Move to Utahi?

December 29, 1941, Letter from Gihachi to Tsugio, written in English.

Send me the thing mentioned below:
One new car picture with everybody

Plymouth Telegram - JANM Enemy Mail
What is a Telegram?


Why Yetsuko (Lillian)'s Name?

Pink Slip Telegram - JANM Enemy Mail

 

March 14, 1942, Letter from Gihachi to Tsugio, written in English.

Hello: I have received your letter of Mar 4 and am glad to hear you are in receipt of my letter in Japanese. I was glad when I read Yukiko’s letter in which she said Mr. Hoffman may buy your hotel. You are lucky have man like him among your roomers. Hope you will learn more how to drive car, but be careful for yourself too.

March 27, 1942, Letter from Gihachi to Tsugio, written in English.

You buy more trunks and big boxes and try save more things and keep them Daishi church or place like that. If Mr. Hoffman will take care your place leave big things which you can pack them in the trunk or boxes. Be careful with driving automobile as you are not very good yet. If you have some body drive for you alright, otherwise you better not take it wherever you go.

May 4, 1942, Letter from Gihachi to Tsugio, Lillian, and Angela; written in English.

Hello: I am in receipt of 2-mamas and 2 Yukiko’s letters of April 30 and the picture of the car and family on May 2nd.

I am so glad to see the picture of family & car, mama look just as good as I left home but Yetsuko & Yukiko grow much bigger and prettier

I am very sorry to sell out the car but it can’t help this time.

May 19, 1942, Letter from Gihachi to Tsugio, written in English.

It is good you have sold the car in good price, also it is all right you left the bank account just as it was before if you can write and can draw money anytime you need.

June 22, 1942, Letter from Gihachi to Angela, written in English.

Though we lost lots money on our new car we are proud and happy that once we owend a new car. It make me happy every time I see the picture of new car & family on my desk. How it be joy and happy when will live together.

Family Photo with can - JANM Enemy Mail

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Captions for above images
Telegram from Gihachi instructing Tsugio to change ownership of Plymouth car into daughter Yetsuko’s (aka Lillian) name.
Japanese American National Museum (94.166.95)
Telegram from Gihachi to Tsugio concerning the car’s pink slip, or title.
Japanese American National Museum (94.166.119)
Tsugio, Angela, and Lillian, along with friends, pose in front of the family car.
Japanese American National Museum (96.68.9)