1934 · [Los Angeles]
"A work on the Japanese from Yamanashi Prefecture, especially in California. Presents a history of the Japanese from this Prefecture, including their contributions to Japanese language newspapers, financial institutions, the laundry business; five biographical sketches of leading pioneers; and an outline of the Yamanashi Prefectural Associations of Northern and Southern California. Concludes with an address directory and a Who's Who in America and Canada" - Ichioka.
"Provides a history of Yamanashi people in the U.S., as well as a general introduction of Japanese immigration into the U.S. and Canada. The latter part contains a list of people and profiles of selected individuals" - JANM.
The photographic plates feature several scenes in Japan, plus views in America, such as the facade of the L.A. Japanese Daily News and other businesses, scenes inside Japanese American stores, and group photographs (presumably of schools and companies). The in-text photographs are largely portraits of prominent Japanese Americans and their families. The directory is the only portion of the text printed in both Japanese and English, and lists people in California, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Illinois, New York, and British Columbia.
OCLC reports just four copies in California, one in Illinois, and one in Japan.
Ichioka, et al., A Buried Past 308. Japanese American National Museum Pre-World War II Period Annotated Bibliography 168. (Inventory #: 2683)