Los Angeles: 1963. 173,20pp., plus five plates. Original pictorial cloth boards, lettered in black and white. Boards slightly bowed, with minor wear and rubbing. Light toning internally. Very good. Item #3679
A scarce directory of members of the Hiroshima Prefecture Society (Kenjinkai) of Southern California, with a printed introduction and information about the group. Kenjinkai -- prefecture societies -- were influential parts of the Japanese American community, and the Hiroshima group was one of the largest. The entries here are organized by the English last name of the head of household, with names of spouses in parentheses, followed by addresses and phone numbers. The information is repeated in Japanese, with the addition of a notation identifying American-born Nisei. More than 100 businesses advertised in this directory, and the final leaves comprise several photographic plates, mostly captioned group portraits of society members. OCLC locates copies at just six institutions.