Nyuyoku. Toichiro Harada.

A Critical Memoir of New York City


Notes: Harada's acerbic memoirs of a stay in New York City. He is not fond of the people, the crowds, or the culture. Women particularly infuriated him.

"Harada's... memoirs treat as the objects of a kind of sexual rage: 'Because their society has indiscriminately raised them up too high, all American women are arrogant and full of rudeness'"—quoted in Karen Kelsky's Women on the Verge, p. 53.

Extensively illustrated with halftone plates and some in-text drawings.

5, 1, 18, 498 pages, 45 unnumbered leaves of plates. Text in Japanese with furigana alongside the kanji.

OCLC: 24927018, 673442829, 1021040371 (seven copies, three in the US).

Edition + Condition: A good to very good copy in the publisher's blue cloth binding stamped in gilt. Spine scuffed and spine ends slightly chipped.

Publication: Tokyo: Seikyosha, 1914 (Taisho 3).

Item No: #308089

Price: $250