[Oakland]: Daireikyo Kenkyujo, 1950. ,336,,59,pp., plus one two-sided plate. Original illustrated wrappers, printed in black, blue, red, and white, blue cloth backstrip with titles printed in yellow. Some scuffing and chipping to extremities, moderate sunning and rubbing to spine. Front hinge somewhat tender. Internally clean. About very good. Item #3839
The important first volume of a separately-published three-volume work focused on the Japanese-American experience during the internment period, the second and third volumes of which were published in the subsequent two years following the present work. According to Ichioka in A Buried Past, the overall title for the three-volume series translates to Japanese Americans During the War and the Real Conditions of America. The title of the present volume translates roughly to The Bitter Story of Japanese Americans, and covers Ikeda's "views of religion and his internment." It is the only volume of the three focused solely on his internment, as the following two volumes cover U.S government press policies and use of the atomic bomb, and then the relationship between the U.S., Great Britain, and the Soviet Union.
An aspect of particular interest in this book is the inclusion of a fifty-nine-page address list of former detainees at the Japanese American internment camp in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The names are listed by the detainees' original Japanese prefecture from which they emigrated to the U.S. The listings include each detainee's name, occupation, and former address before being relocated. This section details the number of internees in Santa Fe at various times, the names of a dozen Japanese Americans who returned to Japan via exchange ship, and the names of twenty-eight internees who died in Santa Fe, among other details.
A rare work from the Japanese internment perspective, with only seven copies of the three-volume work in OCLC, though not all of them are complete, and with only six institutions reporting the first volume.
Ichioka, et al., Buried Past 924.