[Guide to Seattle] Shiatoru annai
[Guide to Seattle] Shiatoru annai
[Guide to Seattle] Shiatoru annai

Promotional Book from the Seattle Japanese Chamber of Commerce

[Guide to Seattle] Shiatoru annai

Notes: The third edition, after much shorter versions published in 1928 and 1929. This is a promotional publication to encourage pan-Pacific trade through the port of Seattle. Chapters are devoted to manufacturing, commercial business, the current state of Seattle trade, trade with Japan, and Seattle's municipal administration, education, and a list of Seattle media outlets.

Notably, the English introduction from the Seattle mayor makes no mention of the local Japanese community, emphasizing only mutual trade between Seattle and Japan. The half-tone plates depict views of Seattle and accommodations for Japanese merchants. The supporting ads, mostly at the back, however, are from many Japanese-owned businesses in the region.

[6], [2], 110, 2, [1], 2, [23] pages, plus 14 pages of half-tone photographic plates, including one folding leaf.

OCLC: 1020884327, 835589810, 20869632 (one in US at the University of Washington).

Edition + Condition: Near fine

Publication: [Seattle] Shiatoru: Japanese Chamber of Commerce, 1932.

Item No: #307822

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