Kaigai Ibun: A strange tale from overseas, or a new account of America by Japanese castaway Hatsutaro to Cabo San Lucas, Baja Mexico in 1842


Title: Kaigai Ibun: A strange tale from overseas, or a new account of America

Author: compiled by Maekawa Bunzo and Sakai Junzo from the narrative of Hatsutaro, a Japanese castaway. Translated by Richard Zumwinkle, assisted by Tadanobu Kawai

Description: Boards in blue cloth, gilt lettered spine. One of 900 copies printed by Grant Dahlstrom at The Castle Press, Pasadena. Cloth at bottom lip of boards faded. Interior is clean and unmarked. Concludes with 48 color-illustrated pages. 143 pages.

Account of the Japanese castaway Hatsutaro, who never expected to leave Japan, yet arrived at Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Mexico coast in May 1842, finding only two houses and about twenty inhabitants. He provides a record of their language, customs, entertainments, coinage, clothing, and food, as well of the geography, climate, flora and fauna.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Dawson's Book Shop
Place: Los Angeles
Year: 1970

ISBN: 0870932209

Keywords: travel, Mexico, Baja, Cabo San Lucas, nineteenth century, Japan,

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