Item #4802 Burajiru Iju Annai [Guide to Emigrating to Brazil]. Japanese in Brazil.

Burajiru Iju Annai [Guide to Emigrating to Brazil]

[Tokyo]: Takumush Takumukyoku [Colonial Bureau, Ministry of Colonial Affairs], 1932. [1],40,[1]pp. Illustrated with maps and halftone photographs in the text. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Staples rusted, minor wear and creasing. Small sheet announcing Japanese government subsidies for emigrants to Brazil laid in. Very good. Item #4802

First edition of this exceedingly rare guide for Japanese emigrants to Brazil. The work is among a few different Japanese government publications in 1932 with the same title, but different page counts, all of which are very difficult to find. The work includes chapters covering an overview of Brazil, the state of Sao Paulo, coffee production, specific Japanese colonies in Parana and Acara, an overview of the Amazon River basin, detailed information on immigration procedures, and more. The text is illustrated with occasional photographs of Brazilian scenes featuring Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Japanese immigrants and agricultural workers, colonies, and more, with a couple of full-page maps, as well as a flow chart illustrating family members acceptable as emigrants to the country. Laid into the work is a single-page flyer detailing Japanese government subsidies "encouraging more people to migrate overseas through rural relief measures," which certainly would have been relevant for potential emigrants to Brazil. We could locate no copies of this work in the United States, with just a single copy reported in OCLC, at the National Diet Library.

Price: $1,750.00