Shinkichirō Shima was born in 1877 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, and arrived at San Francisco in 1894. He was a devoted Christian
and poet, and worked as a cactus nurseryman in Southern California. During World War II, he was incarcerated in the Manzanar
Relocation Center. The collection consists of a diary, correspondence, religious poems and various religious writings.
Shinkichirō Shima was born in 1877 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, and arrived at San Francisco in 1894 on board the Empress of China. He was baptized at a Methodist church in 1898 and became a devoted Christian. During World War II, he was incarcerated in
the Santa Ana Assembly Center and transferred to the Manzanar Relocation Center on July 31, 1942. In the Manzanar Relocation
Center, he joined the Guayule project, propagating rubber plans. He was also a poet and worked as a cactus nurseryman in Southern
California, exporting cacti to Japan.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
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