Item No: #362523 [Origins: History of the Development of the People in Southern California from Mie Prefecture] Hassho: Nanka Mie kenjin hatten kinenshi. Southern California Mie Prefectural Society.
[Origins: History of the Development of the People in Southern California from Mie Prefecture] Hassho: Nanka Mie kenjin hatten kinenshi
[Origins: History of the Development of the People in Southern California from Mie Prefecture] Hassho: Nanka Mie kenjin hatten kinenshi
[Origins: History of the Development of the People in Southern California from Mie Prefecture] Hassho: Nanka Mie kenjin hatten kinenshi

Rare SoCal Japanese American Who's Who

[Origins: History of the Development of the People in Southern California from Mie Prefecture] Hassho: Nanka Mie kenjin hatten kinenshi

Notes: A very scarce Japanese-American history and Who's Who printed in Los Angeles in the Taisho era.

Many Japanese immigrants to the US participated in organizations centered around their family's native prefecture. This book was published by the Mie Prefectural Association, an organization of Japanese immigrants from the central southern coast of Japan. Not surprisingly, given their coastal origins, a chapter of this book is devoted to fishing. Immigrants from Mie prefecture were also very active in agriculture, particularly growing nursery plants and cut flowers. The book includes a fold-out panoramic halftone of the Japanese produce market in Los Angeles.

About two-thirds of the book is devoted to biographies of residents and their families; more so than other similar books, the accompanying photographs often include entire families, and not just the male head of household.

Not in OCLC (which records only modern facsimiles) or A Buried Past or any other bibliography.

56, 184 pages.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A near fine copy with minor wear to the publisher's cloth. Errata slip tipped to the rear free endpaper.

Publication: San Pedro, CA: Nanka Mie Kenjinkai [Southern California Mie Prefectural Society], 1922 (Taisho 11).

Item No: #362523

Price: $3,500