Notes: A very scarce biographical directory of the Japanese elite in and around Seattle, Washington. The introduction notes that while the title suggests the book encompasses all of the United States, in fact, the book is limited to the Seattle area.
This book includes biographical sketches of more than 100 Japanese immigrants, mostly illustrated with halftone portrait photos of the person, their family, or their business. While published in Seattle, the book was printed in Tokyo, according to the colophon. The author expresses plans to expand the geographical coverage in a second volume, which he did in Zaibei jinbutsu soran (1916) and Beika shussei nihon jido (1918).
Rare, with no recorded institutional holdings in the US or Japan.
, 4, 121,  pages.
Edition + Condition: First edition. Lower outer corner bumped, else very good in the publisher's green cloth stamped with a botanical design in white.
Publication: Seattle, WA: Nichibei Hyoronsha, 1914 (Taisho 3).
Item No: #362709