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祖父の蔵書の写真集  

明治・大正・昭和のキリスト教関連書・賀川豊彦著書・教会月報・Havard Classicsなど貴重な蔵書を遺しました。Library of Masugoro Itow, father of Mitsey Michiko Miki

■祖父の蔵書

故・伊藤増五郎(昭和41年没)の蔵書写真を記念に載せています。教員、尾崎行雄氏秘書、米国移住、日曜学校校長(群馬県・原市教会後閑会堂)などを務めました。
クリスチャンの家に生まれ、神学予備生として学んだので、牧師さんに近い存在でした。伝道について考え続けた人生だったらしく、蔵書の大多数はキリスト教関連です。
年月とともに散逸。以下は2012/8/25時点で残っていたものの写真で、ほとんどは寄贈済みです。

 

(1)賀川豊彦など  

賀川豊彦の著作は少なくとも21冊残っていました(写真右など)。「イエスと人類愛の内容」「愛の科学」「イエスの内部生活」「小説 キリスト」など。このほかに翻訳書もあるようです。
祖父は明治学院で賀川豊彦と同窓。賀川は明治40年高等學部卒→43年神學部卒。祖父は明治36年中學部卒(その後も「高等英文科に残り神学予備生として約二年間」いたらしい) 
祖父が残したメモ類にも「賀川」の字があちこち見られます。



寄贈済み2012/8      「火の柱」など賀川グループの機関紙に相当するものも含まれていたとのこと

■(2) 聖書、讃美歌集など


寄贈済み

■(3) 宗教書
寄贈済み

 

■(4)    Harvard Classics     世界古典文学全集         右側には「国定忠治」なども


No.17のみ私の手元に残っています。1909年初版本   Harvard Classics

 

■(5)戦時書など


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■(6) 民族論・哲学の本など


寄贈済み

 

 

■(7) キリスト教 紙芝居     原市教会・後閑会堂の後閑日曜学校で使用していたもの(伊藤増五郎が校長)       伊藤家所蔵


今井よね は賀川豊彦に師事、「紙芝居刊行会」を設立        

 

 

■(8) 群馬県のキリスト教会の月報 「上毛教界月報」   

大正時代の「上毛教界月報」    新島襄の教え子であった「柏木義円(義圓)」が主筆        
地元の教会の情報などがくわしい   原市教会・後閑会堂の部分に伊藤増五郎や親族も登場   伊藤家所蔵
なお、 「上毛教界月報」は不二出版によって1984年に復刻されている


右側にインデックスが付けられている

 

■(9)祖父の著書(冊子)  国家総動員法公布直後の昭和14年に書いた基督教伝道書


伊藤家所蔵     伊藤増五郎本人「専用」との書き込みがある

●「伊藤サダ子小傳」の部分より以下引用

p.2 「母の子女教育に關する主眼が我が子等に、名譽や地位を得させんが為ではなく常日頃滲々私共に諭された様に~の人として恥しからぬ人物を養成して…。…病床…~の為に働いて居るかと問われたのに對する私の返事に大変満足して…」

p.3 「長男<増五郎>の嫁女問題で苦難…」

p.4 「當時世にも忌まわしき肺患に犯されて居た家付きの妻女三千代…は…親や親類の者から忌み嫌らはれ…醫者も藥もあたへられなかつた…。…私と絶たれた以上何の縁もゆかりもなきはずの病女をば強いて我家につれ歸へり更に養生を致させる事に先づ賛成してくれた…。…まもなく昇天」

●「宗教の選擇」部分より以下引用

p.7 「時節柄輕率な宗教争いなどを致して居るべき時でない事は百も二百も承知して居るが國家に道徳的基礎を据えると云ふ重要な職分を持つ宗教にして…」

p9 「決して其~が漠然たる狭い民族~であつたり多~教的の者であつたりしてはならないのであります。」

p.10 「宗教的儀式は夫れがどんなに高尚であつても…。…まして太古から傳統的に無批判裡に務め來つた義禮に於いては只美俗の保存價値以上の事を認むべきではなかろう…。…宗教的無知の致す所であつて今日の科學界に見出さるべき現象ではない」

p12 「科學的批判。…宗教…條件としては先ず確固たる世界的に長い歴史を有し其時代の科學思想と相對立してきた形跡…を明瞭に示す者であらねばならぬ。不本意ながら我在來の宗教にはそうした尊い形跡の見るべき程の者とてはありますまい。今後の日本を指導する宗教は…。世界歴史に深い根底を有する宗教は必ずや其所に萬古不易の眞理があるに相違ない。」

p.13 「日本在來の宗教に果して哲學的にも科學的にも世界人心を教導するに足るだけの其長い歴史を礎とした教理と~學を備へて居たでせうか。」

p.16 「今日ラヂオを通して全國民に呼びかけて居る諸宗教奨勵の儀式では國民の宗教心開發に何れ程の期待を持ち得るかまことにさむしい疑念をさしはさまざるを得ません。其様式は統制上止むを得ない事ではあらうが…」

p16,17 「十字架なき宗教の缺陷は十字架宗教の奇蹟に由つて心ならずもはつきりと現代に暴露されてしまつた。…確固たる~の觀念と進歩したる未來觀とを有し當然それから生れる健全なる人生觀が存するのでなければならない。此二大觀念を基礎にしてそれに確固たる信仰を持たない宗教は斷然社會を善導する權能を持たないと私は敢へて斷言して憚りません。と同時に世界の生きた歴史が南米にアフリカに南洋に印度に支那にさては北極氷の國に…。…基督教に由つて今日の程度にまで教化する事の出來た事實は眞に十字架宗教の奇蹟」

p.18 「賀川博士は「古來の宣教師の中には孔子位の聖人君子は澤山にある」と云われて居る…

p.19 「又は「良心宗教に來つて贖罪愛の根本原理を確信する國民でなけれで眞に大國民たるの資格を備へず」と云ふ様に衷心から獅子吼する賀川先生の其權威ある主張」

p20 「眞に國家を思ふの志士たらん者又愛國の情熱に燃ゆる者は一日も早く過去現在の歴史を通じて其優越性を斯くも明かに證明されて居る良心宗教 ― 基督教 ― を取って我國拐~界の覇者たらしめ以て一日も早く革新日本を建設し而して世界指導の任務に當つてこそ皇祖の威風を世にもたらす忠義なる國民と云ひ得るてありませう」

 

 

 

■(10) メモ類各種    

聖書研究などキリスト教関連が多い   解読できれば貴重な資料   ほかに自伝らしい小説草稿も  伊藤家所蔵

 

■(11) 鍼灸・歌謡曲


処分済み

 

■(12) 英語演説法、羽仁もと子など


寄贈済み

■(13) Webster 


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■(14) 「神を求む者へ」  冊子

 
寄贈済み

 

■(15) トランク   太平洋定期航路で荷物を運んだ  昭和四年  郵船春洋丸

 

 

■(16) そのほか 

Black Beauty 伊藤家所蔵

島崎藤村詩集。藤村は明治学院で大先輩  伊藤家所蔵

 

 


開戦の詔書 伊藤家蔵

 

伊藤家の壁掛時計の1つ 明治時計


■伊藤増五郎 年表

伊藤サダ子(母) 新島襄の塾?でキリスト教徒に。当時はお坊さんが近くの道を通るとつばをはくほど偏見が

明治15年(1882)1月15日 増五郎が庄屋の家に生まれる、長男  今の群馬県安中市(新島襄ゆかりの地) 
家には江戸時代の一揆の跡が残っていた(戸などに農具で切りつけた跡)
当初の名は牛五郎だったが体が弱かったので、後に改名
群馬県立高崎中学校安中分校(1904-) 第一回卒業生 成績二位 
板鼻小学校で教員一年間
上京し、明治学院  明治36年中學部卒(その後「高等英文科に残り神学予備生として約二年間」いたらしい) 

京都へ 同志社大学卒 

在学中、尾崎行雄氏の助手に 

26歳 ハワイに三年間派遣される  信仰 移民への日本語教育  (ホノルル計7年?)

(計三回結婚)

大正4 (1915, 満32歳?)  入婿
    「上毛教界月報」 大正4/1/15p8によると「伊藤辰五郎兄宅にて本日を以って嶺村須藤注連吉氏方へ入婿として往かるゝ増五郎兄の内祝式を行ふ賛美祈禱牧師の奨勵の後種々の演奏あり終って新郎たる同兄は親戚知人に送られ嶺村に赴かれたり」

 

米国移住 計25年間 シアトルなど 
1922大正11年1/13  妻(中島すみ江、かなり年下、上後閑中島喜作氏次女)との間に長男眞澄がサンフランシスコポスト街2225番地にて出生
次男(死亡)、長女= Michiko MIKI
離婚

1930昭和5年帰国  (昭和4?)
  アメリカより郵船春洋丸に乗船、帰国  サンフランシスコ線(北米航路)=サンフランシスコ→横浜か 眞澄は数え八歳

日本弘業通信社大阪支社(広告会社)勤務   =弟の伊藤数太郎経営
昭和14年現在 大阪市北區堂島中壹丁目八番地に在住    

鍼灸院を(大阪で???)開業、「伊藤篤信治療院 脈動電流応用」という看板が残る 

1937 眞澄 四国にあづけられ、徳島県河西(かわにし)小学校卒業 →丁稚 鉄工所(四国)
1941 眞澄 横須賀海軍工廠無線検査課勤務しながら東京電信技術専門学校卒業 1943海軍通信学校航空無線科卒業、海軍入隊 →サイパン。盲腸になり内地へ。直後にサイパン玉砕

昭和19  在京   東京青年社   経営? 

眞澄は広召  増五郎は群馬県・後閑へ帰郷、農耕、敗戦

1946 後閑で眞澄は「伊藤ラヂオ店」開業  「時代の文化の先端を行く」ものだった
        1954 自家水道工事開始 1970碓氷郡水道指定店
1947/12/21 眞澄、 原市協会で柏木隼雄牧師から受洗

石鹸を自作して販売   政治演説が好き

昭和26?  交通事故、脚が不自由に

信仰に励む  各方面の文献を研究、原稿  刊行に至らず
  
原市教会の後閑会堂・後閑日曜学校校長

 

特技:英語、尺八、バイオリン(棺桶に入れた), ピアノ、鍼灸、孫の離乳食作り
著書:『宗教の選擇を強調す! 伊藤サダ子小傳』
昭和41年(1966)11月 没   葬儀は9日 享年85 (満84?)   
好きな曲: 「春の海」(宮城道雄、1929) 遺志により、増五郎葬式ではこの曲を流し続けた(バイオリン奏者ルネ・シュメーガが宮城の箏と合奏したレコードらしい)
2012/8    家屋解体のため、蔵書の大部分を寄贈

増五郎葬儀にて
本人が親族一同を呼び寄せ、最後の挨拶を済ませ、三日後に亡くなった。
往診の医師が「ごりんじゅうです」と言い、白い布を顔の上に置いた。小学生の私は白布の意味がいまいち理解できず、母や親族に「おじいちゃんは寝ているの?」と何度も尋ねたが、誰も返事をしない。
もし祖父が亡くなったのならば、はっきりそう教えてほしいと願ったが、大人たちには白布で十分らしかった。
私の心の中では、明かりがまぶしいので布をかけて寝させているといった可能性も考慮していたが、「おじいちゃんは寝ているの?」に誰も返事をしないことが続く中、どうやら死の合図らしいと感じはじめた。やがて葬式の準備が始まり、白布の意味をはっきりと了解した。

伊藤家之墓より。聖書の一節が彫られている

 


■増五郎 履歴 葬式で読み上げ

 


■In Memory of  Mitsey Michiko Miki

In loving memory of my aunt Michiko, a long-lost daughter of Masugoro Itow  

 

●Family tree 家系図    米国中心版 Incomplete, as of 1992 based on information provided by Michiko Miki, others

Masugoro ITOW ================= wife: Sumie Itow (later Sumie Ohye)     *Itow can be spelled as Itoh or Ito.

son: Masumi ITO-------------- his wife: Kesae 

daughter: Mitsey Michiko MIKI (deceased 1996.2.18)    St. Gardena, CA USA

grandchildren in Japan: Toshiharu  Michiyo Shinji (author of this website  contact)

 

Yasuo Tanaka (Y. Clifford Tanaka, Masumi cousin in South Pasadena CA)

 

Sumie OHYE======Fred M. Ohye 

大江の子供でMichiko逝去の電話を真澄にく れたのがPat Rose=キク大江ローズ 

 

Michiko's first child, by first marriage: 長女Catherine Jono   missionary to Osaka in 2001    夫Tommy Jono 

Michiko Miki's husband: Ubukinokami (Ubuki/Urb) 

Daniel Kei Miki  (Masaru Sr. Yonemura) Masaru Cathy Kikue  Tim Muneo Sueko 


■Letter to Mitsey Michiko Miki from S. Ito, sent just before her arrival in Japan         AIR MAIL  


March 29, 1992, Tokyo 

Dear Aunt Michiko, 

I hope this letter finds you in the best of health. My name is Shinji Ito. I am the second son of Masumi Ito. I am the one who startled you by phoning your home on the morning of Oct.16, 1990, and announcing, "I am your nephew in Japan." 

My father took away my 1975 family photo and sent it to you. I'm the one with the mustache. I was 17 then. I no longer have the mustache. 

My father has sent me a copy of your letter dated March 6. He asked me to accompany him when he goes to Narita airport to greet you. We look forward to seeing you. 

The purpose of this letter is to give you some orientation of what things would be like when you come over. The reunion of you and Masumi, I presume, would be a historic event for both of you. It is also a big concern for me. You said in your letter that you have "very mixed emotions" about the reunion. It should be a joyous occasion, yet it could turn out to be a bittersweet one, because of the wide gulf that fate and time have created between the two siblings. They use different languages and were brought up in totally different cultures and environments. I realized that as I talked with you on the phone in 1990. 

In my view, misunderstandings, although slight ones, have already occurred between you and your brother. You are writing to him in English. But as far as I know, he no longer understands this language. He could not decipher your last letter, and sent its copy to me for translation. Most American citizens take it for granted that foreigners understand English. For them, venturing into the Japanese countryside and finding themselves unable to communicate at all with the people can be unsettling. 

If my memory is right, during our phone conversation, you told me you can write hiragana, and I recommended that you write in hiragana when you send letters. My father reads English alphabets, so you can use them to express your Japanese writing. (Example: Kon-nichi-wa.) But please print.

 My guess is that Masumi has led you to believe that he understands English. If he did, he had to do so because he has older-brotherly feelings toward you: He feels he has to be in a position to protect the little sister, and cannot admit that he does not know certain things that you know. 

Now, after six decades, blood and childhood memory have finally brought them together. My wish is to help my new-found aunt as much as possible to soften the cultural shocks that she may go through, so that the reunion would be an occasion worth the sixty-year wait. 

The Ito family is reserved and not so sociable. After the first few hours of the reunion, conversation may die out, but that does not mean people don't want to talk to you any more. It will only mean you were accepted. 

Most Japanese are reserved, in comparison with Americans. Many Japanese use non-verbal communication and simply know what others feel and think. My family is especially quiet and do not like to show emotions. An exception is Masumi's first son, Toshiharu, who is talkative. I and my father rarely utter words to each other, and the silence is comfortable for both of us. And I probably won't tell him I wrote this letter to you. Masumi does not show emotions much, and he may seem uninterested in things. 

If you watch sumo matches on TV, you notice that the wrestler who won do not look happy. But everyone knows he is happy. 

The Japanese also do not use physical contact as much as Americans do, especially in public. So if Masumi should look inhibited at the airport, please don't worry. He is very, very happy to see you. If you were the one to have stayed in Japan and Masumi the one to stay in the U.S., the situation would have been the reverse. In this rural situation, you would have been brought up as an extremely quiet person by U.S. standards. 

My father never stopped thinking of you on the other side of the Pacific. When I was little, my father once in a while took out his treasure, an old photo album, from deep inside the cupboard. It contains a few photos of your father, Masugoro, and your mother. It also contains two photos of you. 

One black-and-white photo that he has had from long time ago is 2-year-old Michiko sitting alone at a doorstep and staring into the air. This photo -- for decades it was the only photo of you for us -- has been the fundamental image that we had of you. My father says the photo was taken at an uncle's house. He remembers seeing lots of palm trees nearby. It is possibly San Francisco. 

Later, my father obtained another photo, presumably from Mr. Y. Clifford Tanaka. It shows a beautiful Michiko in your early 20s. 

Your father's family lineage comes partly from the samurai class. For centuries, the Ito family had been a large farmland owner. In our old house, which was demolished some 20 years ago, there was a scar on the pillar left by a peasants' revolt. The house stood there for around two centuries. I remember a tall wooden gate. 

There are many Protestant Christians in the area, because the man who brought Protestant Christianity to Japan delivered his first sermon in Annaka in the late 19th century. Your grandmother became a very pious Christian. Your father Masugoro later published a small biography of her at his cost. 

Masugoro was clever, No.2 in his high school, and went to a Christian university in Kyoto. He chose not to inherit the family job. He became a secretary to a well-known Dietman, then went to Hawaii for three years of study. 

He married three times. The first died of TB, the second ended in a divorce. When the first wife got sick, her family took her back by force and ostracized her for catching the then-dreadful epidemic disease. Learning this, Masugoro sought her out, and carried her home on his back all the way back to the Gokan Village of Annaka, in the darkness of the night. 

He went to California, where Masumi and Michiko were born. Masugoro lived in the U.S. for nearly three decades, as a teacher of the Japanese language to immigrants. He also played the piano, the violin (unusual skills in those days), the shakuhachi, and had shiatsu license. 

In Annaka, he was principal of the church's Sunday School. Both I and my sister went there. 

Your father often enjoyed staying at the local hot spring. He died around 1967. He was 87 and his bones are placed in the family tomb. The tomb has some Christian design, with an inscription from the Bible. (People nowadays are no longer that religious.) 

My family registry papers say Masumi was born on Post Ave., San Francisco. He is baptized. 

According to my mother, he came to Japan when he was eight, accompanied by your father. Your father and mother got divorced, and thus the boy and his little sister were to live an ocean away from each other. The boy remembered his sister and had a photo as a keepsake. 

It turned out later that the sister was never told about her brother until after she grew up and saw her birth certificate. Relatives here said that your mother -- my grandmother -- was so "stubborn (about preventing you two from contacting each other) that it seemed she was suffering from a stubbornness disease." My mother explains that your mother was much younger than the father, and fell in love with a younger person. Since divorce was an embarrassing thing in those days, she tried to forget the past. 

When Masumi came to Japan, his primary language was English. When he first came to the Ito house, the boy uttered in English something like "There's a melon in the kitchen." This is an episode that my mother once told me. 

Soon, he was sent away to the southern island of Shikoku, some 500 km away, as a "decchi" (apprentice) at a blacksmith. Your father lived in Osaka to do some business. In Shikoku, during his free time, he made a gadget, an iron piggy-bank that opens automatically when inserted coins reach a certain number. He later went to a Navy radio technology school, and was conscripted as a radio officer. 

He went to Saipan during Japan's war with the U.S. "Since I had the radio expertise, after three months I was promoted to a position which people usually reach after three years of service," he once told me. I presume he had dual Japanese-U.S. nationality. He probably had to renounce his American citizenship because people may suspect him to be an American spy. 

After the war, upon orders from U.S. occupation forces, my family was stripped of much of the land we owned. Masumi returned to Gunma Prefecture and married. They met at an omiai (arranged date between prospective spouses). 

Her legal first name is Kesae, but she is known among friends as Makie. So I call her Maki-chan. In her family, the women had always been dominant. When she was born, her mother named her Makie. The father did not like it. When he was told to register the name to the village office, he secretly wrote in Kesae instead. She had always thought she was Makie, until the first day of elementary school. When the teacher made the roll call, one girl would not answer and she insisted that her name was never called. Then people found out about the dual name. 

Masumi and Kesae opened an electric appliance store, then-named Ito Radio Store and now named Ito Electric Goods Co. Old local residents still refer to Masumi as "Radio-ya san." He has extensively covered the Gokan area, although the population is small. It was he that introduced electronic gadgets such as TV sets, rice cookers and washing machines, and helped make life comfortable in the area. 

He is basically a repairman. He has passed the government certification for first-grade repair technician and is qualified to teach repair technicians. He works 364 days a year, except on Jan.1. "It's a bad habit to take Sundays off," he says. He also erects TV antennas (broadcast wave reception is bad in the area and they need tall antennas at the right places) and installs water pipes under the ground (Most people had used well water until he began the job). 

Meanwhile, my mother attended the store and tilled the rice paddy. When I was around 6, my mother started asking me to help the work, and I didn't like it. When I was 10, my father started to take me to his job, but I never liked the hard work, such as going into the hill in winter carrying heavy antennas in search of a good place to erect them. 

My sister, Michiyo, was apparently named after you. She is now married with two little daughters. She lives in Takasaki City, adjacent to Annaka City. My elder brother helps with the store. He is divorced. I am also divorced. I live in Tokyo and work as a page editor for an English-language paper named The Japan Times. 

Here is our family tree: 

(*see above)

My family has known about you for many years and tried to contact you from time to time. Once, I was an exchange student (high school) in Michigan. Before I left, my father asked me to contact the relatives in U.S. So on my way back home in July 1975, I stopped over in San Francisco and phoned a person I believe to be Mr. Fred Ohye. He did not sound surprised to get a call from me. He talked for a short while, mentioned that your mother is stubborn, and hang up. 

Around 1980, he began to listen to an English conversation course on the radio, in preparation for the day he eventually visits the U.S. to look for you. Today, he remembers English sounds that he learned during childhood, but the six decades has erased his knowledge of the language. 

In 1990, upon news that your parents have both passed away, he instructed me to find you. As I told you earlier, I ran a search, made a number of international calls over two nights to the Ohye office, other offices, phone operators, and anyone named Ohye, until I got your number. 

When you come to the Ito house, you may find the rooms tiny. This is a tiny, mountainous country with little space for houses. You may find the rooms messy and dirty. It's in the rural area, my mother is busy with the store, and our neighbor (also your relative) keeps cows and, because of that, there are some flies coming in from the window. Gokan is a typical Japanese rice farming community. There is nothing special about it. 

Incidentally, the case of Masumi and Michi have reminded me of the case of thousands of people of Japanese parentage who live outside Japan, separated for five decades from parents or siblings. For most of them, the reason was war. 

For example, thousands of Japanese children were displaced in northeast China following Japan's defeat in 1945. Some were simply displaced during the confusion. Some others were deliberately left there, as some parents, fearing that angry Chinese would kill them, thought their babies would be safe if they were adopted at Chinese homes. Other parents thought they would not be able to feed the kids in Japan, where people were starving. Many of such "Chinese orphans" still do not know that they were adopted. Hundreds who know visit Japan each year in search of relatives, with support from the Health and Welfare Ministry. Few can find relatives, however. Some aged parents know that their children have come to Japan in such missions, but reluctantly do not go and see them because they want to keep their past secret for remarriage and other reasons. 

My father and I will see you at the arrival gate of Narita Airport on April 10 at 5:55 p.m., Singapore Airlines Flight 11. If you can't see us immediately, please wait just outside the exit gate closest to the money exchange bank. I will be carrying an English-language newspaper in my hand so that you can recognize me. 

My father is independent-minded, so I will not help you as much as I would like to, because he is there to assist you first. If you need help on anything, please call me at my apartment (03-3878-.... From the U.S., dial 011-81-3-3878-...) or at my office (03-3452-...). I will be rude on the phone because I'm not sociable, but please forgive me. 

You and your relatives are welcome to use my small apartment in Tokyo as lodging for as long as you wish. I have to be at the office most of the time, but if you don't mind that, please come. I wish you a happy Spring. 

Your nephew, 

●Dear Aunt Michiko, 

Thank you for your letter. I translated it and mailed it to Masumi. I could not read part of your handwriting, but it should be okay. 

After you left, it only seems like a dream that you were here. But at least we have the video recording of you at Tokyo Disneyland. 

For decades, our image of you was the two-year-old baby in the photo we had. Now we have a better image of you. 

My impression from you was that although Masumi and Michiko share the blood and genes -- you two look so alike -- the gap in upbringing and the language barrier was noticeable. I also felt that Michiko and Michiyo have striking similarities. 

I have written to your granddaughter, Carie Linn Jono in the state of Yamagata . She will probably call me when she comes over to Tokyo. 

I was in the U.S. for a month in June on business. I went as far as to San Francisco but did not have the time to visit you. At least, I looked out from the Holiday Inn room into the direction of Los Angeles and thought about you. I hope to visit you some time in the future. 

Love,

 
●父上、 おばさんから私宛に手紙がきたので訳します。

 8月2日 手紙が遅れてすみません。何回もローマ字で書いてみたけどうまくいき ませんでした。テープに話を吹き込んでみたら自分が知恵遅れの人間みた いに聴こえるし。結局英語で書くことにしました。 

後関にいたあいだ、真澄がしてくれたことを本当にありがたく思ってい ます。よしこ、ひでおにもお世話になりました。けさえさんとみちよには 本当に親切にしてもらいました。夕飯のあとのとしはるとの英語と日本語 のレッスンはとても楽しかった。 もっと時間があればよかった。 

今、孫のCarie Linn Jonoは日本にいます。しんじが電話してくれるとう れしい。山形南部協会気付 ... ...  岡牧師先 生のとこでお世話になっています。 

真澄とよしことひでおにはすぐ手紙を書きます。こちらの友達が、私が 喋ればそれを訳して手紙に書いてくれるといっています。 皆さんそれまでお元気で。 

愛をこめて 

みちこ

 
●孫のCarie Linn Jonoへ出した手紙  (((She lived in Nanbu Church in 1992?)))

Hi, Carie  

I hope I spelled your name correctly. I could not completely decipher a handwritten letter from Mitsey M. Miki. She gave me your address and asked that I say hello. My name is Shinji Ito. To you, Mitsey is grandma. To me, she is my aunt (I'm 34). She showed me a photo of yours, when she was with me. 

As you know, you have a lot of relatives in this country. I'm the youngest son of Masumi Ito, who is Mitsey's brother who grew up in Japan (Ito is her maiden last name, and she is known to us as Michiko -- her middle name). 

Fate had separated the two for six decades, but Mitsey finally flew over here in April and had a reunion. It was a profound experience for both sides (including me), emotionally and culturally. 

My wish is to go to Los Angeles some day and see what my relatives - - people who share the same genes but with different upbringing -- look like and learn how they feel about things. Maybe you have a similar concern. 

If you come down to Tokyo some time, please feel free to contact me for a chat or for any help you may need. 

S. Ito ... ...  Seishin, Edogawa, 134, Tokyo   phone: home 03-3878-... office (The Japan Times) 03-3452-... 

●夫Ubuki Mikiの電話 ......

2000/7/11後閑にかかってきた女性の英語の電話(けさえがうけて「みき」とだけわかった)→この電話かけた主をしらべるため、真澄の依頼で  Ubukiとはじめて電話で話した。Michikoが言っていた通り、とても感じのいい人)
三木の家 001-1-310-515-... (市外局番がかわった) 住所はそのまま: Urb Miki (ご主人) ... St. Gardena, CA 90248 USA


■obituary    Mitsey Michiko Miki, 1996  (増五郎の長女)

Mitsey Michiko Miki
Funeral services for Mitsey Michiko Miki, 68-year-old Los Angeles-born Nisei resident of Gardena who passed away on Feb. 18 at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana due to an illness, will be held on Monday, Feb. 26, from 7:30 p.m., at Gardena Valley Baptist Church, 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena, Kubota Nikkei directors.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
The deceased is survived by 
her husband, Ubukinokami "Urb" Miki;
three sons,
Tom M. (Patti) of Washington,
Tim M. Yonemura
and Daniel Kei Miki:
two daughters,
Kathy E.K. (Tom) Jono and
Christine Yonemura, the latter of Pacifica, California:
seven grandchildren:
brothers,
Masumi Itou of Japan,
Joe (Mitch), 
Harold,
Eddie of San Francisco and
David (Yoshiko) Ohye;
sister, Pat (Herb) Rose:
and many other relatives.



 

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